(Clearwisdom.net) I am 54 years old and began practicing Falun Dafa in March 2004. Before then I had worked at a company cafeteria for about 20 years while suffering from serious rheumatism. After I retired I was diagnosed with many diseases, such as chronic hepatitis, gastritis, nephritis, spinal cord problems, bursitis in the shoulder, mouth ulcers, migraines, and so one. All these were quite painful and I suffered miserably. I saw many doctors for a cure and spent lots of money on medication. The medications did not help me at all. I was suffering and was in pain every day.

My daughter is a Dafa practitioner. She wanted me to practice Falun Gong when she was at home and witnessed my suffering. In the beginning I did not understand Dafa and did not pay attention. I also feared and had bad thoughts about Dafa, but my illnesses were getting worse and I was in pain from head to toe. The smallest chore would exhaust me and I had to lie down to rest. My whole body was tired out and I never regained any energy. The high doses of medications gave me a stomachache. Cutting down the dosage was ineffective. Life for me was suffering. I wanted to die to be free of those sufferings.

My daughter tried to persuade me several times to study Falun Dafa. With deteriorating health and no sign of a cure with the medication, I decided to try Falun Gong, and that was how I began Dafa study. My body experienced dramatic changes in a short while after a few exercise practices. Nearly all my symptoms and the pain vanished completely. It was Master Li who pulled me back from the edge of death. The bad stuff in my body was gone completely. I was healthy and full of energy. Falun Gong is mysterious and good.

After I took up the practice, my health got better and better daily. I was no longer in pain and gained energy to handle daily chores. I went with my husband to pick coal, and we also cultivated some pieces of land. I did not feel tired, no matter what I did. I even rode a bicycle to a military camp to perform a dance and beat a big drum. Some people asked me what I did to make me so much stronger this year than last year and what kind of medication I took to cure my disease. I told them that I did not take any medication and that I practiced Falun Gong. Falun Gong brought me back to life!

Since starting the practice, I have begun to understand many things. As a Dafa practitioner, I do everything according to Dafa and according to Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. I treat myself as a Dafa practitioner and not as an ordinary person. If I feel physical discomfort I think of Dafa all the time. With righteous thoughts and righteous actions and the improvement of my xinxing I can overcome the discomfort immediately. "One righteous mind can subdue one hundred evils," Master tells us in Zhuan Falun. Let go of your illness and your attachments and desires. You must be able to endure any hardship and you can endure the things that are beyond common people. "'When it's impossible to do, you can do it.'" (Zhuan Falun) With the improvement of Xinxing, your illness will be gone.

I practice Falun Gong every day by completing the five sets of exercises. I feel great and comfortable. My tiredness and worries disappear instantly after the practice.

I feel full of energy. If I do not practice for a day I feel that I have lost something. I also persist in cultivating Dafa, validating the Fa and sending forth righteous thoughts every day. These have significantly changed my mind and body. Dafa has given me a second life.