Unwanted interrogations

I really despise this. You reveal an ailment and get an interrogation in return. It doesn't matter how well you know the person, you just want to shut them up.Recently, when asked about my wrist brace, I said my usual 'its a combination of tendinitis, tennis elbow, RA and more'. These questions ensued:Have you had a cortisone injection? Yes, two.Do you take anti-inflammatories? YesDo go to PT? No but I go to a gym which is run by physical therapists. Do you take vitamin B6? Yes to shut them up (and then I went home and checked my vitamin bottle).Do you meditate? No but I knit and crochet and it has been shown to have the same effect.Have you tried acupuncture? Yes (but not in the past year or so - something I didn't share).I am so glad I didn't mention any other ailments.... The questions might never have stopped.Do I know you? No. Is it any of your business? No. Do you mind shutting up now?
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer Tags: ailments questions rudeness Source Type: blogs

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This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the concurrent use of two complementary and alternative therapies: electroacupuncture (EA) and Chuna manual therapy (CMT), with pregabalin, which is the conventional pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain. Methods/design: This is an open-label, parallel, assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial, which includes 90 patients with colorectal and breast cancer, who developed CIPN. After a 2-week preparation period, the patients are divided into three groups (pregabalin administration group, pregabalin + EA treatment group, and pregabalin + CMT treatment group), treated...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Authors: Jiang X, Tian Y, Xu L, Zhang Q, Wan Y, Qi X, Li B, Guo J, Sun W, Luo A, Huang J, Gu X Abstract Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer without effective targeted drugs. While breast cancer patients often use acupuncture for the relief of cancer-induced pain or the side effects of chemo- or radiation therapy, little information is known regarding the direct effects of electroacupuncture on TNBC tumor and its potential mechanisms. Here, we created a mice model of TNBC and electroacupuncture with encircled needling around the tumors was given to the animals daily f...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Lymphedema Interventions:   Other: acupuncture;   Other: sham acupuncture Sponsors:   Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Baokang Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital;   Gansu Provincial Cancer Hospital;   The Second Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical Colle ge Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Insomnia, Secondary;   Breast Cancer Female;   Chemotherapy Interventions:   Procedure: Electroacupuncture (EA) and Auricular Acupressure (AA);   Procedure: Sham Electroacupuncture (SE) and Sham Auricular Acupressure (SA) Sponsor:   The University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
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