(Minghui.org) A Chinese proverb says that people exchange their health for money when they are young and then have to pay money to restore their health when they are old. I used to be one of those people before I started practicing Falun Gong in 2005.
In the autumn of 2004, my business was busier and busier and I worked very hard. One day, I suddenly felt chest pain and couldn't breathe. I went to a hospital in Beijing and was diagnosed with coronary atherosclerosis. Doctors performed bypass surgery that saved my life.
The hospital bill was huge. The medical check ups cost more than 10,000 yuan and bypass surgery cost more than 60,000 yuan.
My life was saved for the moment but my health did not improve. I took three medications a day, but I still felt very weak and cold. I had to sleep under three thick layers of blankets. I often felt dizzy when I walked, and my eyesight was blurry.
I visited other specialists in Beijing but was told the symptoms could be relieved by medication, but my condition could not be cured.
No Hope of Being Cured
I felt there was no hope. I was only in my 40s, had 3 children in school and my father was in his 80's. I lost the ability to work and my wife had to take care of me and the family full time. Besides all these hardships, I was constantly in pain.
I went to see my aunt in 2005. She handed me a letter she was reading. I put on my reading glasses but I could barely read it. It was from her friend, a Falun Gong practitioner who described how all his illnesses disappeared after he did the Falun Gong exercises for two months.
The letter urged my aunt to practice Falun Gong and not to miss this great opportunity. I saw hope and decided to practice Falun Gong.
A practitioner in our village found the book, Zhuan Falun for me, taught me the five sets of exercises and gave me an exercise music CD. I practiced the exercises every day and watched Master Li Hongzhi's video (the founder of Falun Gong).
Regaining My Health
In just one month, my dizziness disappeared and my eyesight improved. I felt energetic again and stopped taking all medications.
After I regained health, I joined other practitioners to tell people the goodness of Falun Gong and how it saved my life.
At first. my wife was against my practicing Falun Gong, fearing the Communist Party would persecute me. However, after seeing how quickly I regained my health and that I could work again, she thanked Master Li and Falun Gong very much and became a firm supporter.
She often accompanied me to distribute materials about Falun Gong and the persecution. One autumn night, it was very windy and cold. I told her that it was a good time to post fliers because the police wouldn't come out in this weather.
She said, “I will go with you.”
We didn't have double sided tape so we had to brush on some paste before putting on the flier.
She quickly made a small bucket of paste and we set off at midnight.
The wind was blowing hard when we arrived at a town. Along the main street, my wife brushed paste on every electric pole and I attached the flyers.
After we finished all the poles, my heart was filled with happiness. I felt energized like I was floating in the air.
Falun Gong not only gave me good health but also blessed my entire family. I only have to work in the morning. I study the Fa or go places to tell people about Falun Gong in the afternoon. Even though I only work a few hours, my income is always enough to support my family.
My father passed away peacefully when he was 92. My son was promoted to officer rank in the military. My daughter graduated from college and easily found a job.
After my father left us and the children no longer needed financial help, my wife and I realized that we had enough money and time to help distribute material to help end the persecution of Falun Gong.
We decided to set up a family printing center. The materials we print are distributed to many surrounding villages. I now live a good life because of Falun Gong.