I'm not exactly sure what he meant by abnormal blood work. No I don't think that he have done any testing for metal and cement allergies, but I am going to ask him when I go back. No I have not tried myofascial release and/or acupuncture. I don't think I can deal with the acupuncture because I can't handle the needles I hear that it really hurts. I will check out the links that you sent me thanks everyone for your advice and comments.