People with Urinary Diseases
Case 32. Nianying Zhang
Nianying Zhang, 70, is a retired engineer now living in Virginia. In 1992, she suffered from chronic pyelonephritis [a chronic kidney infection which is very difficult to eradicate]. She tried all possible medical treatments available, but none of them worked. Due to the severe kidney pain and other complications, she could hardly manage her daily life. She stayed in bed for three years. After starting her practice of Falun Dafa in 1995, all of her symptoms and the pain gradually vanished. She has become a totally healthy person ever since and has been free of any illness for more than five years.
I suffered from chronic pyelonephritis in 1992. The major symptom was severe pain in the left kidney. I could not endure a standing position for too long, nor could I bear the pain from walking or bending down. I became so weak that I could not even pull up a chair or hold a bowl of soup, much less do the housework. Because I was living on the sixth floor of an apartment building, I rarely went downstairs. For three years, I literally stayed in bed all the time. My daily life was totally dependent on family members. In order to cure the disease, I tried both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I consulted many specialists and was sometimes hospitalized. But nothing worked well. I also tried several Qigong therapies, but they didn't help either. The pain in my back kept worsening, and, due to the prolonged period of taking medications, their side effects started to affect my body. I gradually developed other illnesses, such as atrophic gastritis, poor appetite, constipation, and heart problems. I could only eat very little each day. The various medicines, which I took three times a day, were more like my regular meals. Every day, I was living in such misery that I didn't see any hope of getting better.
One day in March 1995, one of my relatives who knew my health problems well and experienced the benefit of Falun Dafa sent me a book, China Falun Gong, which introduced me to Falun Gong. Then on April 1, 1995, he came to see me in person and brought me Zhuan Falun, the comprehensive guide of Falun Dafa, along with the videotape of the five sets of exercises. He stayed in my house for three days to make sure I read through the whole book and did the exercises correctly. We read the book in the morning, and then he taught me the exercises in the afternoon. During the second day, the constipation that bothered me for a couple of years loosened up. On the third day, I suddenly became hungry and wanted to eat. After my relative left, I started to read the book and do the exercises by myself. As I continued practicing, I felt better every day, and the pain in my back gradually disappeared. Ten days later, I could go down stairs to walk in the yard and pick up the newspaper and letters from the mailbox.
After seeing me walking around, my neighbors were all surprised. I told them I learned Falun Dafa. My vivid personal experience convinced them that Falun Dafa was indeed very powerful. Some of them also became cultivators.
The dramatic improvement in my health also made it possible for me to come to the United States to see my son, which I couldn't even dream of before. What's more, I have so much joy playing with my grandson, and I can carry him up and down stairs without any problem.
Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I gave up all the medicines that accompanied me for so long. Now I am a completely healthy person and have not needed medication for more than five years.
(Adapted from Ms.. Zhang's article written in 2000.)
Case 33. Susan Xie
Susan Xie, 79, is a retired teacher from Troy, Michigan. She suffered from chronic pyelonephritis for more than 20 years. She tried many medical treatments for this problem. After she practiced Falun Gong for several months, her health improved significantly. Now she is healthy, energetic, and free of medication.
I had chronic pyelonephritis for more than 20 years. Due to lack of rest and prompt medical treatment, the disease was never under complete control. Ten years ago, I had surgery to remove a cyst on one of my kidneys. I tried many medical treatments and took a variety of drugs every day. Eventually, I could not perform my usual work any longer, because I always felt tired. Blood was frequently found in my urine.
I had practiced different Qigong methods. They were somewhat beneficial, but I could not stop taking my daily medicine. Sometimes I felt better and, at other times, I felt worse. Three years ago, I could do very little at home; even boiling water was hard work for me. Most of the time, I was just lying in bed watching my daughter and son-in-law without being able to help them.
Fortunately, in 1997, I learned Falun Gong and saw Master Li in New York. At first, I just tried to practice it as a new Qigong. To my surprise, after I had practiced it for several months, I completely stopped my daily medication! Since then, I have never taken any medicine. However, my health has greatly improved both physically and mentally. Now, I can cook for the whole family and even can take care of the two grandchildren when they are home from school. Many people said I seemed younger. I myself feel more energetic than before. One day last year, my family was amazed to see that I was running before I had realized it myself! It was unimaginable.
I had an accident two years ago in New York. When standing on a chair, I suddenly fell down on a cement floor. It was hard for me to move due to the severe back pain. I could only lie down in the car while my daughter drove me back to Michigan. My daughter wanted to take me to a hospital emergency room, but I told her not to worry. I practiced Falun Gong while lying down in bed. After one week, I got up and worked as usual!
(Adapted from Ms. Xie's article written in 2000.)