My Illness Went Away After Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) I am 15 years old, and I just started cultivation practice in Falun Dafa in 2004. Falun Dafa is the most precious treasure in the world, and I have attained it. Before attaining Dafa, I couldn't deeply understand it. When I saw the banners that said "Falun Dafa is good" and "Falun Dafa is the righteous law" on the walls of the buildings or on the utility poles by the streets, I would think, "The government didn't allow the practice of Falun Gong, so they should stop practicing, why do they opposed the government order?"
In February 2003, I was diagnosed as having spinal cord inflammation. I was forced to be bedridden, and this was very difficult because I used to be a very happy and active teenager. I was unable to go to school. Even when I took a walk, my parents had to hold me up. I couldn't go to sleep because my spine and joints were filled with so much pain, especially in the evening. To escape from the pain temporarily, I had to ask my parents to massage the painful areas of my body. In order to cure my illness, my father and I went on a year-long trip to seek a cure.
We went to all the famous hospitals in Jilin Province. I spent an especially long time in Changchun City Medical School First Hospital. I had a treatment that lasted over a month and cost us over twenty thousand yuan (1). However the treatments still had no effect. Doctors said that my condition was caused by a genetic disorder and could only be treated with chemotherapy just to maintain the current state. They said that the best result would be that the disease didn't get worse.
In February 2004, I had been absent from school for almost a year, but my health wasn't improving at all. My parents had taken me to see everyone they could think of.
In March 2004, a Dafa practitioner told us his experience while cultivating in Falun Gong. He said, "Practicing Falun Gong can improve people's health. If a person is a true practitioner, Teacher will purify the person's body." During the conversation with the practitioner, my parents and I only said nice words to him, but in reality we didn't believe him at all. After the practitioner who introduced Dafa to us had left our home, I thought: "I saw each one of the famous professors in Changchun City and the doctors in Shenyang City, and even the folk healers in the surrounding villages, but still no one could cure my disease. I have gone through a lot, I can't believe what has happened to me. Can reading a book and practicing Falun Gong exercises cure my illness? The hospitals can't even cure my disease, how can I get cured by practicing Falun Gong and reading a book? This is a joke! How can a book change my life?"
Two weeks later, I saw the book Zhuan Falun that was left by the old practitioner on our television stand. My body was in such pain that days passed as if they were years. In order to kill the time, I opened the book. Out of curiosity, I read one page, two pages, three pages, until I finished reading lecture one. I became very interested in the book, so I went on reading it. It seemed like something I was seeking for from deep within my heart. My parents shouted at me: "Go to sleep! It's past midnight!" I replied: "Let me read a little longer." I kept reading the book, and that night I was energetic and not tired at all. I read over and over "the Issue of Treating Illness" and "Hospital Treatment and Qigong Treatment" in lecture seven of Zhuan Falun. After I finished reading Zhuan Falun, I started to practice the Falun Gong exercises with my parents' help. The Teacher started to purify my body in less than a week. The process of eliminating the black karma made it seem like my disease had gotten several times worse than before, especially in my hip joints. It was so painful that I almost fainted. My mom sat next to me, and she cried so much. Soon my knees and ankles were so swollen that I was unable to stand up, symptoms that I never had before. However, I had a special felling in my heart. I persisted in reading Zhuan Falun and practiced the exercises every day. A month later, my health was improved a lot and I became stronger and stronger.
April 16, 2004, was my happiest day because I could return to school after quitting for over a year. Falun Dafa has changed my life and my fate, which gave me a second chance to live. I say loudly from deep within my heart: "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Falun Dafa is the righteous law!"
(1) yuan: Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 yuan