I. Tortured For Over Ten Years By Illnesses

I am 48 years old and I began practicing Falun Gong due to my health problems.

When I was in middle school, my parents wanted me to get into a good high school. But I wasn't able to do it after several years of taking entrance exams. During those several years, I gradually developed neurasthenia due to the workload from school and the pressure from my family. I was having a hard to time sleeping at night, and sometimes I could not sleep at all. I later also had symptoms including headache, dizziness, tinnitus, palpitations, and irritability, and I felt very weak. In western medical terms, this is called neurosis, and the doctor said that there weren't many medications that were effective in treating this condition.

My parents tried almost everything to treat my illnesses. I had gone to see both Western medical doctors and Chinese medical doctors many times, and took both western and Chinese medications, but my condition didn't improve. At one point my body began to sweat, the medical term being “night sweat.” All of these symptoms painfully tortured me for over ten years.

I had heard that the best method for treating my illnesses was physical exercise to improve my physical fitness and my sleeping condition. So I got up early every morning to run and train myself. However, the benefits were not obvious. Someone then told me that doing qigong could help, so I began to learn many forms of qigong. My sleeping improved somewhat, but the other symptoms persisted and some were even worsened.

Once when I went outside to run and do qigong in 1996, I saw a group of people peacefully doing a form of qigong. I got curious because there were so many people doing it and so I stopped and did it with them. Some people came up and taught me the movements. I asked about the name of the qigong and was told it was “Falun Gong.” Not long after doing it, I noticed changes in my condition. My body felt light, I was no longer tired, my temper became better, and my sleeping further improved. I asked my co-worker's mother to buy me the books Zhuan Falun and Falun Gong. The practice seemed very magical, because whenever I picked up the book Zhuan Falun to read, I felt like sleeping, and slept very well. But because I did not have a deep understanding of the Fa, I did the exercises with those practitioners for only a month. As the weather was getting cold, I did not continue.

I signed a contract with an intermediary company and went to work for a restaurant in Germany as a cook in March 2001. After working for eight months, the restaurant's owner did not report any taxes. Thus I was basically working illegally and did not have medical insurance or a retirement plan, even though the contract stated that I should have these benefits. The owner and I argued about this and I wanted to quit. However, the owner not only refused, but also said that I must compensate for his loss. I ended up suing him for breaking the contract, and after he heard about it, he no longer allowed me to work or stay there, and told me to go away. In order to find a place to stay and make money to live, I had no other choice but work illegally for another Chinese restaurant. The work was very tiring, and I also had to face the intermediary company's intervention every day. They pressured me to withdraw the lawsuit and also told my family in China about it.

I had to face all this while working for more than ten hours per day. I soon fell apart and my illness worsened. After a whole day of work, I often couldn't fall asleep at night, and sometimes after I finally did, I woke up when there was just a slight noise. As a result of the lack of sleep, during the day I felt very tired and weak. My tinnitus symptom worsened as well, and soon I could barely hear anything. When the owner and co-workers talked to me, I had to ask them to repeat themselves several times. They all laughed at me, “Why don't you even understand Chinese anymore!” I was exhausted both mentally and physically, and bearing much pain.

II. Again Practicing Dafa, My Illnesses Cured and My Life Became Happy Again

Under these circumstances, I again thought about Falun Gong and remembered how great I felt when I practiced it. So I bought the book Zhuan Falun, and started doing the exercises again. Coincidentally I moved to a new city and my friends helped me find a new job. My new boss signed a contract with me and therefore I finally had a stable job. The new job was very good for my cultivation because the work schedule was only in the evenings. I studied the Fa and did the exercises with local people, and from then on I formally got on the path of practicing Falun Dafa.

My health quickly improved. I was able to sleep well at night, and all the previous symptoms I had, including headache, dizziness, tinnitus, deafness, palpitation, irritability, exhaustion, etc., gradually disappeared. The neurosis, something that is so hard to cure and something that had tortured me for more than a dozen years, was quickly cured after practicing Falun Dafa for a short period of time. It was unbelievable. The improvement in my health made me very happy and also gave me more confidence for cultivation. Every day I studied the Fa, did the exercises, and went to work, and my life felt very fulfilling.

I then started to learn more about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. I wanted to tell people the beauty of Falun Dafa with my personal experiences. Since I had free time during the day, I went to tourist sites to talk to the visitors about the persecution and distribute flyers. Every morning I got up, studied the Fa, did the exercises, and ate something, then took a 30 minute bus ride to the tourist sites to clarify the facts about the persecution. I returned on the bus in the afternoon, then I went to work, returning at 1:00-2:00 a.m. After an entire day of work, I did not feel tired at all. Instead I felt quite relaxed and energetic. I truly experienced what it felt like to be healthy.

I later also became a volunteer for the Epoch Times. I did distribution work for several cities' Asian markets as well as two Chinese malls. Every week I now distribute more than 200 newspapers. I use one hand to pull a cart with newspapers, another hand to hold a large bag of newspapers, and carry some on my shoulders. I go to the train station in the morning, take the trains to each of the cities to distribute the newspapers, and return home in the evening. Sometimes I can't finish and I have to use my lunch time on another day to finish, then try to come back before the afternoon shift. This would be very hard to do for an everyday person. Dafa is indeed very supernormal.

The Chinese Communist regime made up lies about Falun Gong, including saying that Falun Gong practitioners all gave up their jobs and stopped taking care of their families. They are just making up excuses for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Since I began cultivation in 2002, I have never stopped working. Also, Dafa's Master taught us to follow the principle of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” In today's society with so much interpersonal tension, and with people focusing primarily on material gains, there must be many people who are suffering from the illnesses that I had. If you are, you might want to try practicing Falun Gong. You will be surprised by the miraculous effect.