(Clearwisdom.net) I am 73 years old. I used to suffer from numerous illnesses that interfered with my work and studies. After I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, all of the ailments disappeared, and I experienced the joy only a healthy person can have. Today I want to recommend Falun Dafa to everyone, and I sincerely hope that you can set aside existing notions and learn about this cultivation practice.

Consequences of Being a Workaholic

I was a typical workaholic during the 1970s and 1980s. I worked several jobs and never took a day off, including holidays. I worked at all hours of the day and night and didn't have time for family. My monthly salary was 300 yuan. I was supporting parents and children, so we pinched every penny. I rode my bike over 30 miles daily and I ate two steamed buns at noon. Sometimes when I lived in the countryside I ate two meals per day. My primary job duty consisted of conducting surveys from village to village, and then I compiled them into reports at night. Years of hard work took its toll on my health. I developed many illnesses after I hit 50, including asthenia, insomnia, swelling and pain in my throat, difficulty swallowing food, bone spurs in my neck, sprained muscles in my lower back, coronary artery disease, stomach disease, prostatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, diarrhea, fever, and cough. I also suffered from bouts of arrhythmia twice a week which did not respond to medical treatment. I was forced to lie in bed, flat on my back, and my heart rate sped up to 150 beats per minute, along with symptoms of premature beats (extrasystole), an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), and shortage of blood supply. I felt awful. I went to the large hospitals in Beijing, and the medical experts told me, "It's impossible to completely cure it. The best result would be to maintain the current state and not let it get any worse." I turned to Chinese medicine treatments for six months, to no avail.

I also suffered from severe indigestion. I could only eat porridge and steamed buns. I had to stay away from raw food, cold food, and fried food, including baked pancakes and noodles, because they triggered bouts of diarrhea. I was emaciated and lethargic, and every day felt like a year. I wasted a lot of money on alternative treatments, anything that offered a glimmer of hope, but nothing helped, and I had more attacks with greater severity.

Illnesses Disappeared with Falun Dafa Practice

Qigong became popular in the mid 1980s. I tried almost every single practice at the time, and sought out numerous qigong masters who tried to adjust my body. But the temporarily relief never lasted long and the symptoms recurred soon after.

Just as I was losing heart and about to give up hope, an acquaintance called me to join him to watch Master Li Hongzhi's lecture tapes, on January 22, 1996. I had read a brief introduction about Falun Gong in the China Qigong magazine and was looking for an opportunity to learn it. When I saw Master appearing in the tape for the first time, I felt compassion and warmness in my heart. I focused on the lectures and was fascinated. I had never heard anything like this before from other qigong masters. We watched one lecture and learned one exercise each day. Ten days later my mind cleared and my body felt much better. I bought a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and began studying the Fa and doig the exercises on a daily basis. Gradually, all of my illnesses went away. I couldn't even tell when they left me, because there was no violent reaction or anything like that. There was only one occasion of diarrhea. I used the bathroom a dozen times but I was not weak. I went to work as usual. The next day I was reinvigorated and "walked on clouds." My face became ebullient and the wrinkles disappeared. I was able to enjoy all types of foods and I never again suffered from indigestion.

I teach four courses at an institute and I have three other jobs. In addition, I often get invitations to give lectures in other provinces. I never took any sick leave after I began practicing Falun Gong and had no altitude sickness when I went to Tibet. I traveled to Yunnan last spring. The tour guide advised me to stay at the foot of the mountain because of my age. I said, "I will keep up with you, no matter where you go." At first she didn't believe me, but when we got half way to the top she looked back at me and saw that I was breathing evenly without any sign of distress, and I was joking with people. She was amazed and asked, "Why are you so healthy?" I told her, "Because I practice Falun Gong."

I Persisted in Cultivation, Despite Brutal Persecution

Jiang Zemin launched the government machinery in the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. He also directed the staged "Tiananmen Self-immolation" incident. I went to Beijing to validate the greatness of Dafa during the early stage of the persecution, and was illegally arrested and sent to a detention center. There, I recited Hong Yin and "Lunyu."

After my release, officials from the police station, the Resident Committee and Street Committee office talked to me many times and used various tactics, attempting to make me renounce my belief. I told them about the miracles I experienced, saying, "Since Falun Gong cured me, I never claimed any medical benefits again. I receive the title 'Advanced Teacher' and 'Outstanding Teacher' almost every year. I never pick and choose the tasks assigned to me. I never fight with anyone for personal gain, and I always yield to others. I am an honest official, and I have never committed any deeds of corruption. Am I not a good person? Do you want to change a good person into a bad person? Do you want to change Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance into lies, vices and struggles? Can you not tell good from evil?" They could not say anything when confronted with the facts.

I am still doing what I am supposed to do, with Dafa's guidance, and I have never for a single day, stopped carrying out my duties in the past decade.