(Clearwisdom.net) I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 20--the joints in my body swelled, stiffened and became deformed. I spent everything I had to try to find a cure and visited many doctors, but to no avail. I became emaciated and could barely walk.

My mother, who doesn't practice Falun Gong, brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun because she had heard about its health benefit. However, I wasn't interested in reading the book because I had tried other types of qigong before and none of them cured my disease. The book sat on my shelf for a year before I decided to read it.

After I began to read the book, I couldn't put it down and had to finish reading it. The principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance fascinated me. Teacher explained the most profound and supernormal phenomena in the most easy-to-understand way. I had practice other qigong and experienced many of the things that were discussed in the book.

I couldn't wait to ask my mother to go over to our neighbor's house to borrow Teacher's lecture tapes the next day. With an attachment to heal my illness, I became a practitioner and experienced many miracles.

I couldn't do the double-lotus crossing when I did the fifth meditation exercise because my ankles were in a lot of pain. Immediately after I had the thought, "It would be great if I could cross my leg like the others," my ankle didn't hurt as much. I was able to do the meditation exercise from then on.

Once, my ankles swelled up to the size of tennis balls, but the swelling went away in two days by itself without having to take medication. The same thing happened to my ankles three times. After that, the pain in my ankles completely disappeared and has never recurred for the past ten years.

I am now 46 years old. As my friends begin to show signs of aging, I have become more healthy and energetic with a rosy complexion. I used to have a bad temper, but after practicing Falun Gong, I am more peaceful and calm. Falun Dafa is truly wonderful and gave me my life back.