I Gained a New Life After Practicing Falun Gong
I am a female Falun Gong practitioner in my 70's from Shandong Province, China. I would like to share with you my experiences after I started practicing Falun Gong and tell you that Falun Gong is beneficial for people and that the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong is completely groundless.
Before I practiced Falun Gong, I suffered from many diseases, such as gastroenteritis, neurasthenia, intestinal disorder and arthritis. I was so emaciated that I felt I was on the verge of death. It was at this moment that I came across Dafa. After I started to practice Dafa, all my illnesses disappeared and I became so energetic that I was able to walk as fast as the wind. Dafa gave me a new life.
When I was 25 years old, I started to suffer from gastroenteritis. Every time I had my dinner, I had to drink warm water and corn gruel first, otherwise my stomach would cause me excruciating pain. I usually felt very cold all over my body, and I would suffer from white-colored diarrhea. Because of my weak stomach, I did not dare to eat any cold, sour, chilly or sweet food, or any fruit. I could eat a little food only in the morning and could not eat anything in the afternoon, otherwise I would feel very full and my limbs would become so weak that I could not move. The illness made me very weak and led to poor blood circulation. I suffered from the illness for 34 years until I recovered after I began practicing Dafa.
In 1995, I suffered from yet another illness--neurasthenia. In the early stage, I could sleep for about 10 minutes at a time with the help of some medicine. However, as time went on, the medicine became ineffective and I had no sleep all day and all night. It was such great suffering. I resorted to some expert doctors in a hospital in Linyi City. They prescribed some medicine, which they said would take effect one week after I took them. Following the suggestions of the doctors, I took the medication for a week, but with no effect. My family then found a professor in Zibo City. After examining me, he told me that I would die from the disease in two years from lack of sleep and he prescribed some medication. I took the medication in large amounts for a month. However, I still could not have even a moment of sleep. I suffered from the insomnia for fourteen months, until I recovered from it the first night after I met with Dafa.
Before taking all the medicine for my neurasthenia, I started to suffer from an intestinal disorder. When it attacked, I suffered from blood in my urine and twitching all over my body, which gave me great pain. Even worse, I had arthritis in my shoulders. In the summer, I did not dare to turn on the electric fan, because the cool wind would pain me greatly, as if my bones were broken. With this suffering, my life was even worse than death.
In the summer of 1997, a Falun Gong practitioner introduced me to Falun Gong. At the time, I was extremely emaciated and was waiting for my end to come. I said to myself: "All that medication I took had no effect. Can practicing Falun Gong be effective? There is still some medicine left. Maybe I can turn to other alternatives after I take all the medicine." Then I changed my mind: "I have resorted to so many experts and professors, but my condition has worsened. I can't even support myself to go to the Falun Gong practice site. Maybe I should give it a try." In hesitation, I went to the practice site and asked some Falun Gong practitioners: "I am dying now. Will you accept me?" They then helped me go to the home of a practitioner, where I listened to a Fa lecture tape and watched the exercise video. When I arrived home at 10:00 p.m., I immediately went to bed and slept soundly until 7:30 the next morning. I had been unable to do household chores for more than one year and could not even eat without the help of others. After I woke up, I felt very energetic and did a thorough cleaning of my home and washed all the clothes that I had worn in the past few months. All my family members were astounded by the great power of Dafa after learning that all these changes happened after I listened to Dafa lectures only the night before.
I had been unable to sleep for more than one year. Miraculously, after listening to the Fa lecture, I slept for nine and a half hours and my insomnia was gone. I was convinced I should practice Falun Gong because of this amazing personal experience. On the 16th day of my practice of Falun Gong, Teacher helped me purify my body. I suddenly felt a pain in my stomach, but the pain was different from before because my stomach did not sound as before. After about half an hour, I excreted a pus egg with blood stains and the pain was gone. On the 21st day, Teacher purified my body again. After three bowel movements in a single day, all the symptoms of the gastroenteritis that had made me suffer for 34 years were gone. Now I can have dinner as a normal person and eat all kinds of food without any problems.
In the past, I always tried to avoid the cool wind from an electric fan. After I began practicing Dafa, I studied the Fa in front of an electric fan for a whole summer without any problem. Moreover, the arthritis in my shoulders disappeared without my noticing it. After two months of Fa study and exercises, I can walk as fast as the wind.
Now the CCP is persecuting Falun Gong cruelly and is forcing Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance." I am a person who should have already died of illnesses, but Dafa gave me a new life. It is Dafa that saved my life, so how can I give it up?
The miracle that happened to me is only one of the miracles that have happened to millions of Dafa practitioners. I sometimes hear people say: "Falun Dafa is good. If it were otherwise, why would so many people still stick to it despite the CCP's cruel persecution?"