(Minghui.org) Melodious and peaceful exercise music breaks the dawn for Falun Gong practitioners, who begin their days practicing the five sets of exercises. The practice site at Luodong Middle School in Yilan County, Taiwan was founded in 1999. For thirteen years, Falun Gong practitioners who live nearby have been coming here to practice the exercises at 4:20 every morning.

Witnessing the benefits of Falun Gong, family members follow suit

Falun Gong has been widely spread from person to person and heart to heart. Many joined the practice after witnessing their family members’ physical and mental conditions improve after practicing Falun Gong. Luodong practice site consists of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, as well as husbands and wives. Although they come from different walks of life, they have all benefited from cultivating in Dafa. Many practitioners had previously depended on medication to survive. After practicing Falun Gong, however, they have gained healthy bodies and a renewed outlook on life.

Dr. Chen has been practicing dentistry for more than twenty years. He had been troubled by depression and insomnia, which disappeared after he practiced Falun Gong. Dr. Chen’s wife, Ms. Zhuo, is a registered nurse who graduated from the Public Health Research Institute of Taiwan University. They both began to practice Falun Gong in 1999. Dr. Chen had also suffered from various kinds of illnesses since childhood, but became illness-free after practicing Falun Gong. Seeing the changes in his son, Dr. Chen’s seventy-year-old father also began to practice Falun Gong; his heart disease was healed as well.

Chronic cervical spine disease is healed

Ms. Gu had been a swimming coach for eighteen years. Her daughter, Miss Liu, is an elementary school music teacher. After reading Zhuan Falun in 2001, Miss Liu realized that the book taught deep Buddha Law principles, and so she introduced it to her mother. Ms. Gu recalled that before practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from severe laryngeal cartilage prominence. Due to this condition, she could not turn her head. The Chinese herbal medicines that she took could not completely heal the illness. After she practiced Falun Gong, however, the illness was truly healed.

Ms. Gu said that she originally intended to practice Falun Gong after her grandson grew up, since she was his primary caregiver. Her daughter, however, encouraged her to enter the path of cultivation right away. She now feels very fortunate to have been given this precious opportunity to reap the benefits of Dafa. Ms. Gu continued saying that her back was injured before, and she was unable to turn to the right, neither could she raise her feet to a 45 degree angle. But now, after practicing Falun Gong, both of these problems have disappeared.

Fifty-year-old ear hydrocephalus disappears

Mr. You is the younger brother of the former mayor of Luodong Township. He began to practice Falun Gong in September 2007 after witnessing the miracles that took place shortly after his wife began cultivation. Mrs. You said that after practicing for about three weeks, she noticed that her ears no longer had fluid secretions, a condition that plagued her every day for fifty years. She was very surprised. Not only were her ears healed, her insomnia also disappeared.

Mr. and Mrs. Zhang also joined the group practice in 1999. Mr. Zhang was full of illnesses and had difficulty breathing before. The doctors, however, could not find the cause for his problems. He learned Falun Gong from his uncle, and soon after that, his body was cleansed. About three months later, he became very healthy. Soon afterward, all his family members also joined him in practicing Dafa.

Mr. Zeng is a retired senior engineer. His entire family practices Falun Gong. His wife used to suffer from migraines that were so severe that any sound in the house would make it worse. However, after practicing for only a week, her migraines became less severe, and the dysautonomia that she had suffered from was completely healed. Afterwards, her two sisters and daughter, who had just received her Master’s degree, also began to practice Falun Gong. Some of Mr. Zeng’s colleagues joined them as well.

Also practicing at this site were government employees, a land surveyor, and people who work in a catering business. A retired chef, Mr. Wang said, “Before practicing, my spine was easily injured, and although I swam to keep myself fit, whenever cold symptoms hit, it would take at least a week to recover. Since I began to practice in 2003, my spine does not get injured anymore, and I have been very healthy.”

Opposing the persecution by the communist regime

The practice site was established at about the same time the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong. Those practitioners have witnessed how Mainland Chinese practitioners worked on the efforts to oppose the persecution and clarify the truth. About two months ago, CCP National Security officers arrested Mr. Chung Ting-pang, manager of the Xinzhu High Technology Company in Taiwan, when he went to visit his family in Jiangxi Province. He was detained for fifty-four days and released on August 11. During that time, practitioners from the practice site went to the crowded evening markets every night to clarify the truth to people and collected signatures to ask the Taiwanese government to urge the CCP to release Mr. Chung.

Luodong Middle School practice site in Yilan County is a thumbnail of the over three hundred counties throughout Taiwan. Like all the other practitioners at practice sites across Taiwan, the practitioners in Yilan have gained healthy bodies, minds and new outlooks. They follow Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and have begun new chapters in their lives.