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arthritis

I have a problem with arthritis in my left hip.
I am 64 years old and have kept this arthritis problem at bay by taking Glucoomine Condroiton for about 10 years.
It is getting so that that product no longer helps... Any advice to help my problem would be greatly appreciated.
 
  aussiejudi on 2007-07-16
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Hi,
you can try Guaiacum 30c one dose twise a day up to 5 days only any change cantact me
thanks
faisal
 
faisal qureshi last decade
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yes..
 
Rajendra last decade
good remedy.

dr. mahfooz
 
Mahfoozurrehman last decade
Guaiacum

The rheumatic joints are more painful from warmth and more comfortable when cool.

Limbs are stiff.His suffering is increased by the slightest motion or exertion.

Check whether you have these modalities, before taking the medicine.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
please look for these also,
extremities - inflammation - hips - joints - left
bacls-7. nat-s.
extremities - inflammation - hips - joints
apis arg-met. bacls-7. calc. caust. kali-c. lith-c. lyc. med. medul-os-si. phos. puls. tub.
sajjad.
 
sajjadakram635 last decade
Hi patient aussiejudi since 10 years you are taking Glucoomine condrotion for your left hip joint pain,but that medicine is not working now.That medicine is only for cartilage damage and that improve mobility in a short term within 90 days.Why you are taking so long, is there any advice you received from your neurlogist or traumalogist? You can try arjenticum metallicum(ARJ MET) 6 4 tab(in 38/40 pill) 4 times a day b4 at least 30 minutes of your meal and follow it 15 days and come back.Thanks wishes you the best
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
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Let Mr. Murthy decide what the patient should take.
 
Rajendra last decade
ESSENCE
Arg-met is a person who needs to perform through expression, either through voice, intellect or writing. Everything in Arg-m is about mental power.

MENTAL SYMPTOMS
- Loss of mental power … forgetful
- Talkative, or disinclined to talk
- RESERVED in expression and attitude

GENERAL SYMPTOMS
- CHILLY, yet worse exposure to SUN
- Worse NOON
- GRAY or white tenacious expectorations
- Affections or deformities of CARTILAGE ( thickening, calcification, arthritis, ribs)
- Emaciation … gradual drying up… decay
- Symptoms appear slowly, but progressing, deeply penetrating
- LEFT side

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You must have atleast three prominent symptoms to match ,for argentum metallicum to help you.

There are many medicines indicated in homeopathy for arthritis.

A sample.

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Arnica: Useful for chronic arthritis with a feeling of bruising and soreness. The painful parts feel worse from being moved or touched.

Aurum metallicum: This remedy is often prescribed for wandering pains in the muscles and joints that are better from motion and warmth, and worse at night. The person may experience deep pain in the limbs when trying to sleep. Also may feel discomfort that may wake the person up. People who need this remedy are often serious and focused on work or career, with a tendency to feel depressed.

Bryonia: Helpful for stiffness and inflammation with tearing or throbbing pain, made worse by motion. The condition may have developed gradually, and is worse in cold dry weather. Discomfort is aggravated by being touched or bumped, or from any movement. Relief can be had from pressure and from rest. The person may want to stay completely still and not be interfered with.

Calcarea carbonica: Helpful for deeply aching arthritis involving node formation around the joints. Inflammation and soreness are worse from cold and dampness, and problems may be focused on the knees and hands. Common symptoms are: weakness in the muscles, easy fatigue from exertion, and a feeling of chilliness or sluggishness. The person who benefits from Calcarea is often solid and responsible, but tends to become extremely anxious and overwhelmed when ill or overworked.

Causticum: Useful when deformities develop in the joints, in a person with a tendency toward tendon problems, muscle weakness, and contractures. The hands and fingers may be most affected, although other joints can also be involved. Stiffness and pain are worse from being cold, and relief may come with warmth. The person often feels best in rainy weather and worse when the days are clear and dry.

Calcarea fluorica: Helpful when arthritic pains improve with heat and motion. Joints become enlarged and hard, and nodes or deformities develop. Arthritis after chronic injury to joints also responds to Calcarea fluorica.

Dulcamara: Indicated if arthritis flares up during cold damp weather. The person gets chilled and wet. They are often stout, with a tendency toward back pain, chronic stiffness in the muscles, and allergies.

Kali bichromicum: This is useful when arthritic pains alternate with asthma or stomach symptoms. Pains may suddenly come and go, or shift around. Discomfort and inflammation are aggravated by heat, and worse when the weather is warm.

Kali carbonicum: Arthritis with great stiffness and stitching pains, worse in the early morning hours and worse from cold and dampness, may respond to kali carbonicum. The joints may be becoming thickened or deformed. People who can benefit from this remedy often have a rigid moral code, and tend to feel anxiety in the stomach.

Kalmia latiflora: Useful for intense arthritic pain that flares up suddenly. The problems start in higher joints and extend to lower ones. Pain and inflammation may begin in the elbows, spreading downward to the wrists and hands. Discomfort is worse from motion and often worse at night.

Ledum palustre: Arthritis that starts in lower joints and extends to higher ones are candidate for this remedy. Pain and inflammation often begin in the toes and spread upward to the ankles and knees. The joints may also make cracking sounds. Ledum is strongly indicated when swelling is significant and relieved by cold applications.

Pulsatilla: Applicable when rheumatoid arthritis pain is changeable in quality, or when the flare-ups move from place to place. The symptoms (and the person) feel worse from warmth, and better from fresh air and cold applications. Can benefit people who are emotional and affectionate, sometimes having teary moods.

Rhododendron: Strongly indicated if swelling and soreness flare up before a storm, continuing until the weather clears. Cold and dampness aggravate the symptoms. Discomfort is often worse toward early morning, or after staying still too long.

Rhus toxicodendron: Useful for rheumatoid arthritis, with pain and stiffness that is worse in the morning and worse on first motion, but better from continued movement. Hot baths or showers, and warm applications improve the stiffness and relieve the pain. The condition is worse in cold, wet weather. The person may feel extremely restless, unable to find a comfortable position, and need to keep moving constantly. Continued motion also helps to relieve anxiety.

Ruta graveolens: Arthritis with a feeling of great stiffness and lameness, worse from cold and damp and worse from exertion, may be helped by ruta graveolens. Tendons and capsules of the joints can be deeply affected or damaged. The arthritis may have developed after overuse, from repeated wear and tear.

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Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Thanks Mr.Murthy i like to request you to please suggesst one single remedy for the patient.The details you have mentioned is well known to every homeopathic doctors i think.
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
I will suggest a medicine only if I get all the symptoms, and take a complete case.

I will not prescribe a medicine on hearing a name, because in homeopathy many medicines cover the same problem.

The individualisation, and PQRS symptoms are the key to choose the correct medicine.

Even for acute cases I look for the complete symptom, which should include the location, sensation and modality atleast. If the concomitants are there, it is better.

For chronic problems like arthritis, there is no other way than to take a complete case.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Happy to note your comments.Im giving u a particular case of arthritis.Patient aged 50 muscular body suffering from left hip joint pain associated with lumbagöo.Nothing improve except sound sleep but pain aggravates walking,standing and siting.Like salty and sweet foods.A less constipation is prominent.Hypertensive,bp controlled on medication.No other complication is reported by the patient.The patient is funny and peace lover no bad temper has ever been seen since he is very close to me.Please help me if you need more information i shall be glad to furnish you again.Malaker
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
Let the patient answer these questions himself, first.

Age:
Height:
Weight:

CHIEF COMPLAINT:

1. What is your chief complaint (CC)? Tell as much about it as you can, including what is the worst part of it and why it's the worst: the sensations, the kind of pain, the location, how your energy has been affected (for example, has the complaint made you restless, weak, nervous, anxious, irritable, hypersensitive, effected your thirst and appetite, your body temperature, and so on).

2. When did this problem begin? What happened in
your life around that time? What do you think
caused it?
3. What aggravates the CC and what brings it on?(for example, certain types of food or weather, movement, light, noise, company, talking,
heat/cold, or anything else that you can think
of; please be specific) and what makes the CC better (for example hot or cold, massage, eating, lying still, music, company...)? What does it make you do to try to feel better?
4. At what time of the day or night is the CC the
worst? Specify an hour if you can.
5. What symptoms can you identify that accompany
the CC (whether directly related or not; for example, headache with nausea; or menstrual cramps with diarrhea; a cold with irritability and anger)?

GENERAL QUESTIONS
6. Environment: With regard to the seasons, weather, outdoor temperature, indoor temperature, drafts, air quality, airconditioning, ocean air, mountain air, humidity, the sun/rain/thunderstorms/clouds/fog, etc.: what environmental factors give you comfort and relief, and which ones cause discomfort and distress? Try to give examples.

7. What position is most uncomfortable for you?

8. a)Do you tend to be chilly or warm? Are there parts of your body that are colder or warmer than the rest of you? Is there a special time of day or night when they are colder or warmer? b) Do you perspire a great deal? If so, when? And where on the body? (feet, head, hair, chest, armpits, etc) Does it leave a stain of a particular color? Is there a particular odor?
9. Describe what your tongue looks like.

MENTAL/EMOTIONAL
10. What do you worry about? How do you deal with
worries?
11. How do you keep your house/your desk/your room/your study/your bathroom?
12. How easily do you cry? In what situations?
13. When you are upset, what do you do to help yourself feel better?
14. What makes you angry? What do you do when you're angry?
15. Do you have an emotion that predominates; such as anger, depression, irritability, anxiety, jealousy, joy...or possibly two emotions that tend to alternate predictably?
16. What fears do you have?
17. What have been the most difficult circumstances in your life? How did you cope?
18. What are the greatest joys you have had in
your life?
19. What was your childhood like?
20. What bothers you most in other people? How,
if at all, do you express it?
21. What causes the most problems in your relationships?
22. Do you have any recurring dreams? What are they about?
23. What would you need to feel happy?
24. What do you do for work? Ideally, what would
you like to do?
25. If you were made President for a day, what would you change?
26. When people have criticized you, what were they complaining about? Similarly, when people have praised you, what did you receive praise for?
27. What would you like to change most about
yourself?

FOOD
28. How do you feel before, during and after
meals? How do you feel if you go without a
meal?
29. What would you most like to eat (if you did
not have to consider calories, fat, anything
you've read about the right way to eat)?
30. What foods do you dislike and refuse to eat?
What foods do you react badly to, and in what
way?
31. How much do you drink in a day? Include
sodas, juice, coffee, tea, milk, and
alcoholic beverages as well as water. How
thirsty do you tend to get? What temperature would you like your drinks to be?

SLEEP
32. How is your sleep?
33. Do you do anything during sleep? (speak,
laugh, shriek, toss about, grind your teeth, drool, snore, walk, talk, etc.)
34. Do you have trouble falling asleep? What keeps you awake? Do you wake always at a certain time? What causes you to wake up? What position do you sleep in?

WOMEN
35. Number of pregnancies, number of children,
number of miscarriages, number of abortions
36. At what age did your menses begin? If you
have gone through menopause, at what age?
37. How frequently do they (or did they) come?
38. What about their duration, abundance, colour,
time of day when flow is greatest; any odour
or clots?
39. How do you (did you) feel before, during and
after menses?

HEALTH HISTORY
40. What medications are you taking at present?
41. How frequently do you get colds and flus?
42. Have you had any childhood illnesses twice,
or in a very severe form, or after puberty?
43. Have you had any vaccinations since the
standard childhood ones? Have you ever had an
adverse or unusual reaction to a vaccination?
44. Have you had any surgery? What and when?
45. Have you had at any time (mention year):
warts, cysts, Polyps, or tumors? Where were they located? How were they treated?

46. Do you tend to have any discharges (nasal,
vaginal, etc.)? What is the color, consistency?

SENSITIVITY
47. a) Do you tend to need a smaller dose of
medications than most other people?
b) Do you need less anaesthesia than others,
or have a hard time coming out of it?
c) Do you tend to react to vitamins and herbs
and/or need hypoallergenic vitamins?
d) Are you sensitive to paint fumes, exhuast,
dry cleaning fluid, fragrances etc.?

48. Family history: Mention diseases, causes
and ages of deaths of father, mother,
sisters, brothers and grandparents on both
sides.

49. Construct a time line: Mention from birth
on to the present day, all IMPORTANT events
(emotional and physical traumas,
heartbreaks, divorces, work-related events,
diseases or traumas your mother had while
being pregnant with you, family stress,
death in the family or of friends,
disappointment, etc.) Mention the symptoms
experienced at those moments or which you
can date to those traumas.
50. When you stand in line at the bank or supermarket, how do you feel?
51. When your family member was last sick, what did you do?
52. How is your sexual energy?
53. How do you react to consolation
54. What part of your life do you have the most difficulty coping with.
55. What are your hobbies?

Try to be as elaborate as possible.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Arj met is only homeopathic medicine which is able to rebuild damaged cartilage its also help to increase animal fluid in joint and ensure patient best mobility its needs no clarification and no constitution like sensation,aggravation,ameoriliation,no modality as this unique clinically proven medicine for synovitis,arthritis and its related pain.Its a wonderful remedy in the prov of dr jt kent.As santonine needs no constitutional sympton on hearing and luking test report of stool we can prescribe to all type of patients.Pls believe on the trueth and no on descriptions of so called quak.Thanks

[moderator comment. Dr Haran Malaker has been suspended from the forum for repeated personal attacks on other members.]
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
This is from Kent.

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Cold, damp weather, stormy weather will bring on rheumatism - not so much with swelling, although it has that, but pains apparently in the cartilages, and pains along the nerves.

And these pains are so severe that he cannot keep still. Hence, it has a rheumatic state, from cold, damp weather, from becoming chilled, in the joints and in the nerves, so that be walks and walks.

Many symptoms are better from especially walking. So tired and exhausted, but die pain is so severe that it drives him to walk.

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All cartilages in the body are affected by it. It produces a hypertrophy of cartilages, a thickening of the cartilaginous portions of joints, of the cartilage of the ears, and of the nose.

Produces cartilaginous growths and tumors; infiltrations. It affects the nerve substance, it is a deep organic remedy.

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All these pains are better from motion.

Again, it full of infiltrations. Inflamed cartilages infiltrate and form into hard knots. A superabundance of cartilaginous tissue, so that round about the joints the cartilages are thickened.

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The arg.met patient's pain are better from walking. Moreover it helps in cases when the cartilages are thickened, and not when they are weakened.

All arthritis patients can't be helped by this remedy. only some who have these peculiarities get benefitted by it.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Im not like Doctor JT KENT but i always follow the instructions.No one can defy him in any way if he knows the system of treatment
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
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Its a wonderful remedy in the prov of dr jt kent.

Unquote

Kent was a very very responsible prescriber, and never prescribed at the drop of the hat.

The modalities are very important for selection of a medicine for problems like Arhritis, which affect many people.

The disease symptoms are the same for everybody, but there wil be subtle variations in the circumstances in which the persons gets worse or better, from person to person.

These are called modalities, and help the homeopath in choosing the correct medicine.

The arthritis patient who is worse walking may need Rhustox.

Better walking may need Arg.Nitricum.

The final choice depends not only on this single symtom, but it is based on analysing all the other prominent symptoms together, which we call the totality.

The prescribing on the name of the disease alone is not homeopathy.

Patients are asking for homeopathic remedies, and not a medicine chosen the allopathic way, with a homeopathic name.

Taking the homeopathic medicine prescribed in the allopathic way, is no better than taking the allopathic medicine prescribed the allopathic way.

In fact, the later is better, as the allopathic is trained to handle its consequences.

Homeopaths are trained, or atleast supposed to be trained in selecting and handling homeopathic medicines, the homeopathic way.

If a homeopathic prescriber follows these mongrel methods, it is safe for you to be as as much away from him as possible.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Till now only one remedy in the whole materia medica i.e Arj met doesnt need any more clarification.
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
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Till now only one remedy in the whole materia medica i.e Arj met doesnt need any more clarification.

Unquote

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The above shows limited knowledge, refusal to learn, and the dogamatic tendency.

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Friday, July 6, 2007
Arthritis


Arsenicum album (arsenic trioxide, white oxide of arsenic). In its crude form, arsenic is a deadly poison: when applied topically, it can literally corrode skin tissue; when ingested, it damages blood vessels and ultimately leads to organ damage throughout the body. However, in the right form and amount, arsenic is known to be a treatment for several different illnesses—and has been known as such since physicians in ancient Greece and Rome started using it. Samuel Hahnemann introduced arsenic to homeopathy in 1828, and it has been used as a remedy ever since.
Homeopaths generally prescribe arsenicum album to those people whose symptoms tend to be worse at night than in the morning, improve with heat and warm drinks, and include anxiety and fear.

Aurum metallicum (metallic gold). Similar to the gold compounds used to treat arthritis in mainstream medicine, aurum metallicum is a remedy for a variety of disturbances. Homeopathic gold comes in a fine brown powder which is prepared by a process called trituration. Trituration, which involves grinding down the powder and diluting it with milk sugars, is necessary because gold is not soluble in water or alcohol.
Typically, homeopaths prescribe aurum metallicum to arthritis patients who complain that the pain in their fingers or limbs feels worse from sunset to sunrise, is least problematic in the morning, and gets better during the day.

Bryonia alba (wild bryony, wild hops). Bryonia, which is derived from a climbing vine known as Cucurbitaceae, is one of the most effective homeopathic remedies for rheumatic conditions. It acts especially on fibrous tissues, including ligaments and tendons, as well as nerves. The illnesses usually associated with bryonia are more likely to occur in warm, damp climates.
A homeopath is most likely to suggest bryonia to an individual who seems sluggish and dull of mind, whose symptoms improve with exposure to cool, fresh air and worsen with movement and touch. Rest and a diet consisting mostly of cold foods may also be recommended.

Calcarea carbonica (Calcarea ostrearum, oystershell). Derived from the pure white portion of oyster shells, this homeopathic remedy has as its primary component the mineral calcium. The fifth most abundant element in the body, calcium is essential to the body's formation and repair of bone tissue. Calcarea carbonica, therefore, is especially useful for those people suffering from osteoarthritis.
A person for whom this remedy would be most helpful would have symptoms that improved in a dry, warm climate and worsened in the cold and with any type of exertion. Generally speaking, the calcarea patient tends to have pale skin and a plump figure, among other qualities.

Pulsatilla (windflower, meadow anemone). This remedy derives from the perennial herb known as Pulsatilla nigricans; it is prepared from the whole fresh plant when it is in flower. In addition to its use as a remedy for arthritis, it is also known to help in eye disease, uterine disorders, and menstrual cramping.
For those with arthritis symptoms, a homeopath is most likely to prescribe pulsatilla to someone who, like Marjorie, is warm and compassionate, complains about the heat, and (if female) has associated menstrual problems. Symptoms tend to worsen with heat and rich food, and improve with open air and cold applications.

Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy). Derived from a plant with which campers, hikers, and adventurous children are all too familiar, this homeopathic remedy was first used by a French physician in 1798. It affects the skin, mucous membranes, and, of special importance to those with arthritis, fibrous tissue including joints, tendons, and sheaths.
People who do best with Rhus tox., as it is known, tend to be anxious and despondent and have symptoms that improve with warmth and warm, dry weather. Other common traits of Rhus tox. include frequent rashes, dryness of the mouth and throat, and a dry cough.

Posted by Dr. Farhan Ahmad Khan at 2:56 AM

Labels: Arsenic alb, Aurum metallicum, Bryonia, Calcarea carbonica, Diseases, Pulsatilla, Rhus tox

http://hpathy.blogspot.com/2007/07/arthritis.html

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Incidentally the above poster too is a doctor.

It is a fundamental understanding in homeopathy that any medicine can cure any condition, provided the remedy matches the patient.

It is astonishing that the learned doctor who prescibes on this forum refuses to understand this basic philosophy of homeopathy.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
spelling correction.. the dogmatic tendency..

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
No need of clarification im able to give more and more clarifications of medicines but i need not to recite here as the matter exclusively relates to Arj met,its clear no doctor and recitor is above or similar to Sir JT KENT,please go through his materia medica.Its a wonderful remedy has been earmarked by Sir JT KENT like santonite effective to all without clarification.Thanks
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
What I quoted much earlier is from JAMES TYLER KENT only. Have a look once again.

He never said Arg.Met is the only medicine for arthritis.

Which 'sir JTKENT' you are refering to?

If you are convinced that it is the only medicine for Arthritis, and don't want to study further , it is upto you.

But, the facts are otherwise.

We have a poem.

You can get oil from grinding sand

You can drink water even from an oasis

You can obtain a rabbit horn, if you roam about enough

But you can't convince a XXXX.

So, please be happy with what you know, but don't insist that what you know has to be accepted by everybody else.

The same thing applies to me too, but, I try to substantiate my point with lot of references.

That makes a lot of difference.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
I am posting the excerpts from Kent's materia medica once again, in case you missed it earlier.

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This is from Kent.(Arg.Met)

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Cold, damp weather, stormy weather will bring on rheumatism - not so much with swelling, although it has that, but pains apparently in the cartilages, and pains along the nerves.

And these pains are so severe that he cannot keep still. Hence, it has a rheumatic state, from cold, damp weather, from becoming chilled, in the joints and in the nerves, so that be walks and walks.

Many symptoms are better from especially walking. So tired and exhausted, but die pain is so severe that it drives him to walk.

***********
All cartilages in the body are affected by it. It produces a hypertrophy of cartilages, a thickening of the cartilaginous portions of joints, of the cartilage of the ears, and of the nose.

Produces cartilaginous growths and tumors; infiltrations. It affects the nerve substance, it is a deep organic remedy.

**********

All these pains are better from motion.

Again, it is full of infiltrations. Inflamed cartilages infiltrate and form into hard knots. A superabundance of cartilaginous tissue, so that round about the joints the cartilages are thickened.

********

The above is as found in Kent's materia medica. I have reproduced as it is.

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Please go throuh pending your mastership and over LECTURES ON HOMEOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA BY SIR JAMES TYLER KENT,A.M.M.D And see page 106 and read up study of metalic silver.No wonder that this is very deep acting remedy,for it has been used symbolically,and medically throuhout all history.It has been a valuable substance throuhout all history.So it is clear no further history is needed when a patient suffer from cartilage and nerve related disease.Thanks
 
Dr.Haran ch malaker last decade
Kent said

'It has been a valuable substance througout all history.'

It means this medicine is in use since many years, and it never means that no need to take the history of the patient.

What a confusion?

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade
Kent's materia medica (the total book) is available online, and anybody wishing to read can use this url.

http://www.homeoint.org/books3/kentmm/

Murthy
 
gavinimurthy last decade

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