Learn how to use my treatment approach to feel better
Successful fibromyalgia treatment must work to repair the complex negative effects generated by a chronic hyperactive “fight-or-flight” response, which is the underlying root cause of fibromyalgia. I outline my treatment approach in The FibroManual, which includes guidance both for you and your health care provider.
Step One: Rest
This foundational step involves giving the body rest from the constant pummeling by a hyperactive stress response by purposefully enlisting a relaxation response and by restoring deep sleep.
Step Two: Repair
Once the foundation of Rest is in place, we work on repairing the body’s ability to break down and absorb nutrients and softening the fascia and muscles in fibromyalgia that are tight and “stuck.”
Step Three: Rebalance
The next step is to Rebalance the imbalance in energy production, hormones, and inflammation caused by a chronic hyperactive stress response.
Step Four: Reduce
The final step of fibromyalgia treatment is to Reduce any remaining pain, fatigue, or fibrofog by treating those symptoms with targeted medications and therapies.
As described in The FibroManual, click below for a seven-question survey based on the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire that can be used to track your symptoms
A Companion to The FibroManual
Food can be powerful medicine, but trying to shop, cook, and eat healthy food with fibromyalgia can feel like an insurmountable challenge. Dr. Ginevra Liptan and nutrition consultant Anna Walker present clear and easy-to-follow advice for simple dietary changes that can help relieve fibromyalgia symptoms.
The Fibro Food Formula serves as a companion to The FibroManual, containing the same dietary guidance but in a very simple, user-friendly approach with keys to making it happen in real life. Available for Kindle and in paperback at amazon.com or as a free download when you sign up for my email newsletter.