(Clearwisdom.net) Looking back on the changes in me after I obtained the Fa, I feel that I really received a new lease on life. Now I'd like to share my experiences with everyone so you will know that practicing Falun Dafa not only improves one's health but also elevates one's character. Please do not believe the lies spread by Jiang's regime.

I am 64 years old. I began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. Back in 1991, I developed rheumatoid arthritis. My wrists were swollen and painful. Later the swelling spread to my feet. In the end, all the joints in my body were hurting badly. I had a yellowish, swollen face. My red blood count was really low. Even on the hottest days of summer, I had to be covered with quilts and stay in a room with the windows closed. In winter, the pain was just beyond description. I sought a cure everywhere, but to no avail. The hard-earned money my family had saved for years was almost used up in their attempts to cure my disease. Because of the side effects of the medicines I was taking, I had bodily dysfunctions. I had a vacant look and I did not want to speak. I lost my ability to take care of myself and to work. I contemplated ending my life, but the thought of my parents in their eighties compelled me to struggle to live on.

In April 1997, I came across Falun Gong by chance. Since then I have read the Falun Gong books every day. Starting in June of that year, I began to practice the exercises. The first time I did the standing exercise, it felt as though both of my legs were being baked, and I could feel the warmth flow through my whole body. The feeling was extremely comfortable. I thought to myself that this must be a really good practice and I should stick with it. In no more than a month, I had completely changed to a different person. People who saw me said I had gained weight and could see I was in very good spirits.

I was soon able to do the housework. I even took care of my one-year-old granddaughter. Now, I don't need any medicine, as all my illnesses have gone away.

My husband always tells everyone he meets that one person practicing Falun Gong has benefited the whole family. My daughter told my son that we should really thank Teacher Li. My fellow villagers all know that a miracle happened to me, a once bedridden person. Even our village party secretary tells other people that a rheumatoid arthritis patient had her illness cured after practicing Falun Gong.