(Clearwisdom.net) I am a retired doctor. I fortunately attained Falun Dafa in August 1994. Through practicing Falun Gong, I excreted stones from both kidneys and my liver function became normal. These facts were well known.

Why did I, a physician trained in Western Medicine, choose to take the path of Falun Dafa cultivation? Let me tell you my personal experience:

Since 1990, I developed symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and weightloss. The pain and bloating sometimes woke me up at night. My body was very weak. I went through numerous tests including CT scans, ultrasound, x-rays, endoscopy, and liver function tests etc. I was found to have stones alternately in my kidneys and high transaminase (a marker for liver function). I consulted many specialists in hospitals in Beijing and even had blood samples sent abroad to be tested, but failed to confirm any diagnosis. I took many different kinds of medicine and herbs and received many injections. I spent lots of money on nutritional supplements and tried many other remedies. Yet my transaminase level continued to elevate from a normal 40 to as high as 500.

The torture of illness and pain made my body weaker every day and directly affected my ability to work. I finally had to retire from work in order to receive treatments for several years. The specialists said that they could not make a definite diagnosis and that they did not have an effective way of treating my condition and could only treat some of my symptoms combined with rest and nutritional adjustment. I was very disillusioned with medicine. Having no alternative, I tried to learn some qigong but failed to experience any effect. I burnt out both physically and mentally and lost my will to live.

In 1994, I accidentally overheard an elderly man say that he had practiced Falun Gong for 3 months and Falun Gong not only could cure diseases and improve health, but could lead people to higher levels. His face glowed with health. I became very interested and wanted to practice Falun Gong. In August 1994, I started to practice after finishing reading Falun Gong (Abbreviated version of Falun Gong prinicples and exercise instruction).

One day, I suddenly developed an excruciating pain in the right kidney area. I had severe vomiting and became dehydrated. My family sent me to Beijing Hospital Urology Department for an emergency visit. An ultrasound showed edema in my right kidney with stone obstruction and I was admitted to the hospital. Urologists told me that the stone (1.2 cm) was too big to be excreted by conventional methods such as taking medicine and might only be treated with lithotriasy (crushing the stone using ultrasound treatment) or open surgery. Lithotriasy often has chronic side-effects such as loss of kidney function, bleeding, and infection. Therefore they recommended open surgery as the best strategy. I did not want to go through surgery since my health was poor from digestive system disorders and chronic illness. Although doctors said that my kidney function might be compromised by an untreated kidney stone obstruction, I requested to be discharged from the hospital.

I persisted in practicing Falun Gong while I was in the hospital and after I was discharged. I listened to Teacher Li's lecture on audio tapes and read Zhuan Falun [main book of Falun Dafa principles] again and again. Teacher asks us to consider ourselves as practitioners, to upgrade our Xinxing (mind-nature), to discard attachments to fame and self-interest, and eventually assimilate to the characteristic of the universe -- Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance. I gained a whole new understanding about the human body and life as well as the universe. My mind was elevated and I was no longer anxious about my sickness. Along with the elevation of my Xinxing, my health miraculously improved. About two months after my discharge, I passed a big yellow oval-shaped kidney stone while I was doing the sitting meditation at home. I went to the hospital for a follow-up. I was told that the right kidney had no stone or edema and the size of the kidney was within the normal range. There were three small stones at the bottom part of my left kidney. A month later, my urine was cloudy with milky-white sediments (I guessed they were likely to be the stones crushed by my cultivation energy). Not surprisingly, when I went to a check-up in the hospital, the x-ray showed that there was only a 6mm small irregular-shaped stone left at the bottom of my left kidney. The doctor said that it would be very difficult for it to pass and could be left alone). I did not pay attention to the doctor's words and continued to practice Falun Gong. Soon after, this difficult stone also passed by itself while I was doing the sitting meditation.

Through practicing Falun Gong, I excreted the kidney stones that otherwise would have had to be taken out by surgery or with ultrasound therapy and created a miracle in medicine. In early 1996, a routine annual examination revealed that my transaminase level went down from 500 to 60. Without taking any medicine, my digestive system function became normal, symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating all disappeared, and I could have a normal diet (I used to not be able to eat fruits or cold food even during the summer time). In the past, I was thin and pale and had no strength for walking or talking. Now I have a healthy ruddy complexion, can walk swiftly and feel like I'm being pushed while riding a bike. My spirit also greatly improved. My acquaintances told me that I became a different person after practicing Falun Gong. These facts prove that Falun Dafa is not superstition but can be verified by science.