(Minghui.org) When Mei and her daughter are seen together, people always ask, “How are you two related?” Mei's daughter usually replies “She's my mom.” This catches people by surprise. “I thought you are her sister," they tell Mei. "You look so young. What skin care products do you use?” Mei always responds, “I never go to beauty salons or use skin care products. I practice Falun Dafa, so I just get younger and younger.”

Before she practiced Falun Dafa, a gust of wind could have knocked her over. She was very competitive and never admitted defeat in high school. As a result, she came down with a strange illness. She often coughed up blood. She tried a lot of medicines, but to no avail. It worsened after she started working and after her daughter was born.

Mei took medicine and was given injections. She was afraid that her baby's health might be affected, so she weaned her daughter when she was less than a year old and asked her mother-in-law to take care of the baby.

Mei's husband accompanied her to visit many hospitals, small and large, local and provincial. Doctors diagnosed her with bronchiectasis and said that there was no cure. They suggested surgery, but didn't think it would help. They said that it even could worsen the condition. The cost of the surgery was beyond their means, so she decided to purchase some medicine and just go home after discussing it with her husband. After a period of time, the same symptoms came back.

Although Mei spent almost half of her salary on medications, she couldn't do anything, nor was she interested in anything. Sometimes when she was asleep, she heard a sound from her throat and she spat out a mouthful of blood. What followed was fatigue and sweating. Her husband got dizzy at the sight of blood, so Mei didn't tell him when she coughed up blood.

Then she came down with more health problems, such as backache, cervical spondylosis, rhinitis, abnormal menstruation, and cramps. She dared not drink cold water and her hands and feet were always cold.

To return to good health, she went to the park every morning, hoping to find a solution, such as by practicing Taiji or another qigong practice, but to no avail.

Learning Falun Gong

When Mei first tried the Falun Gong exercises in 1997, she sweat profusely, but she felt very comfortable. She thought that she was sweating so much because she was so weak, but actually it was because Master [Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong] was purifying her body.

When she read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong, she said, “Wow, Falun Gong is so wonderful. The gong cultivates practitioners, which is also called 'the Fa cultivates practitioners.' The gong cultivates you when you are not practicing, just as it also cultivates you when you are practicing. While having a meal, sleeping, or working, you are always being transformed by the gong. Falun Dafa shortens the course of cultivation practice. ”

That was when she truly became a practitioner. Shortly after, she returned to good health. She looks younger than her age, and her colleagues often say, “Mei is the oldest person in our office, but she is the healthiest.”