(Clearwisdom.net) I'm 74 years old, and I live in Yuhe Town in Weicheng District, Weifang City, Shandong Province. I have a son and four daughters. My mother died when I was only seven months old, and my father died when I was twelve. My third uncle, who has no children of his own, raised me. His wife was a very mean person and treated me badly. My uncle owned a small business selling sesame oil. I lived in the sesame oil workroom, and life was very harsh and exhausting.

I got married at 24. My husband did not take care of the family. Although I worked extremely hard, I could not make enough money to raise the family. My health deteriorated, and I was worn out at 47. I had illnesses such as back pain, arthritis, heartburn, an enlarged liver, stomach pain, goiter and other problems. I had consulted doctors of both Western and Chinese medicine, but I was told that my illnesses were too difficult to cure. I heard that qigong could heal illnesses, so I learned quite a few different types and even worshipped some images at my home. I only hoped that my illnesses could be cured, but none of these qigong systems worked. For some time, I felt as if I was becoming paralyzed. I could not turn over in bed while sleeping and at three or four o'clock in the morning, my back started to ache so severely that I had to get up and move around to ease the pain a little.

Falun Dafa was brought to my town right at this point. In 1996, soon after I started practicing Falun Dafa, I felt a great deal of relief from the pain. As I continued to practice, all my illnesses disappeared without a trace. I diligently went to the practice site to study the Fa and do the exercises. My short temper was getting better too.

In 1999, the suppression of Falun Dafa began and I was deceived by the lies. When my daughter asked me not to practice any longer, I agreed.

One day I went to water the flowers in the garden and fell. It was a very bad fall, and the pain in my back was so intense that I could neither lie down nor sit up. My children were worried. They bought me a lot of medicine. I took the medicine, but the pain only worsened. My children suggested that I go to have a thorough check-up in the hospital, and I agreed.

A female practitioner came to see me and asked me, "Auntie, does this medicine work?" I said, "No. It made the problem worse." She said, "Since it doesn't work, why don't you stop taking it?"

I suddenly awakened upon hearing this, "Yes. I am a practitioner. How could I take medicine?" I said immediately, "I'll stop taking it right away!" Amazingly, as soon as I said this, I suddenly felt very comfortable, and my back pain started to go away. I came to understand, "Teacher has never left me! Teacher is still watching me to see if I could enlighten to the Tao."

I decided not to go to the hospital any more and I recovered in two days. When my third daughter came to see me I told her, "I thought Teacher had left me! It turned out I was wrong. Falun Gong is such a blessing to me. You should never oppose Falun Gong in the future!" She agreed. Since then, she learned Falun Gong as well.

I'm in my 70's now, but my eyesight is perfect, and I have not needed to take any medicine for years. I don't need to wear any glasses while studying the Fa. I have always had a big family, consisting of more than a dozen people, as well as many employees. I do all the cooking and the housekeeping. Many people admire my good health, and I tell everyone I come across, "It is because of practicing Falun Gong. Otherwise, I would probably have become paralyzed and bedridden."

Jiang Zemin has abused his power to defame such a wonderful practice and deceived the public in order to keep people from practicing it. How evil he is! I am trying my best to do the three things that Teacher has asked us to do, and be a genuine practitioner.


Falun Dafa Has Given Me a New Life

By A Falun Dafa practitioner in Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province

I'm 60 years old and from Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province. I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. I used to have heart disease, high blood pressure, trigeminal neuralgia, and severe rheumatism and vascular disease in my legs, which has resulted in many bumps along the veins on my legs. I had been everywhere to see doctors and spent tens of thousands of yuan during the past 24 years, but my health had not improved. I later practiced several types of qigong, but none of them worked. I was utterly frustrated.

I started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. In just four or five days I felt dramatic changes in my body. My body felt light, and I walked as if in my 20's. All the diseases that had plagued me for over twenty years were gone, and I became a new person. Teacher has given me a second life.

Unexpectedly, Falun Gong was banned July 20, 1999 and has been persecuted for the past five years. Falun Gong can raise people's moral standards and restore health. Why is it is persecuted? I could not understand this. I had to appeal in Beijing. I was arrested and incarcerated in a detention center for over half year.

The conditions in the detention center were extremely bad. For a whole day, the food was nothing but two pieces of corn bread and a cup of salty water with a few turnip sticks soaked in it. Sometimes the corn flour was mildewed and green in color. The detention center tried to feed it to the pigeons, but the pigeons would not eat it. Then they gave it to us to eat. Inmates developed stomach problems as soon as they ate it, and refused to eat it any more. We have consumed more than 2,000 pounds of this kind of corn flour.

The winter of 2000 was extremely cold. The outdoor temperature was usually -20 to

-400F. The persons in charge of heating made sure the guards' room was well-heated and very warm, but they neglected us. The radiators in our rooms were frozen. In addition, underneath our bed was an outside vent and therefore it was as cold as the outdoors underneath the bed. The part of the bed next to the window was frozen and the ice on that part of the bed was eight inches wide and six inches thick. When it was crowded in the room, someone had to sleep on the ice. Inmates would complain of back and leg pain the next day, and some inmates' hands and feet developed chilblains. In spite of such poor conditions, my health remained quite good because I persisted in practicing the Falun Gong exercises, although I was often persecuted for doing so. Dafa once again demonstrated mighty power.

After I was released from the detention center, personnel from the police station and the neighborhood committee often harassed me. I was followed when I went out and my home was watched. The long-term torment damaged my mental state, and caused doubts and mental burdens. I was unable to keep a high xinxing (heart and mind nature; moral character) and could not calm down to study the Fa and practice the exercises.

In the evening on October 6, 2004, I suddenly felt extremely uncomfortable. My legs became powerless and I developed incontinence. My face was distorted and I drooled involuntarily. I lost control of my right hand and foot. All the symptoms were the sign of a severe stroke. My mind was very clear at that point, and I knew that as long as I believed in Dafa and Teacher, Teacher would help me. In my mind, I asked Teacher to help me, and asked my wife to invite several fellow practitioners over to help me. As a result, I could get out of bed and walk the next day, but still had some difficulty speaking. I am completely recovered now.

Falun Dafa has given me a new life. I thank Teacher and Falun Dafa!

October 30, 2004