(Minghui.org) I am a 45-year-old ethnic Korean who lives in China. I began to practice Falun Dafa in 2014.
When I began to limp at the beginning of 2010, the doctor said that I had a ligament problem in my left knee. Despite treatments, my knee did not get better and I developed a lumbar disc herniation. I was diagnosed with an additional femoral necrosis in June, because of the interruption of blood supply to the bone. By then, my knee hurt so bad that I was unable to sleep at night. During the summer, I was cold, although I used an electric blanket. I could barely walk.
Several doctors prescribed many different kinds of medication over the next two years. Yet, my condition did not improve. I had developed moderate osteoporosis by 2012. My entire lower abdomen was painful and I was afflicted with scabies and eczema.
My condition worsened despite many different treatments and I itched terribly. The doctor said that I had symptoms of diabetes since my blood pressure was very unstable and I was lightheaded. I had allergic reactions to some of the medicine. Multiple doctors were concerned that I might have a cerebral hemorrhage at some point. Soon the bones in my left arm began to deteriorate.
All my family's savings were used for medical expenses, yet I developed more and more different symptoms and lost weight in the process. I suffered mentally as well. My character changed. I was constantly scared. Oftentimes, I felt that I wanted to die. Yet, I wanted to live. It was a very painful situation.
Just, as I reached a breaking point, a Falun Dafa practitioner talked to me about the practice. When I learned that it had healing powers, I decided to try it.
I began to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, on January 7, 2014. After about a week, I finished reading the entire book for the first time. I was so excited! I felt that I understood why people became sick and died. I decided to follow the principles of Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance.
When I learned the first set of exercises, the practitioner asked me to remove my gloves. I wore two layers of gloves due to my scabies. The practitioner asked to see my hands. It was contagious, so I objected. She said that practitioners would not get infected which I found difficult to believe.
The next day, my mouth and face became swollen and I could not open my mouth to eat. The practitioner had told me that there would be a period of eliminating karma. I was excited. What she had said was true! Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, was genuinely eliminating my karma! I felt that Falun Dafa was truly extraordinary.
I stopped all medication and cultivated by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My health rapidly improved. I began to work as a delivery person at a restaurant two months later. It was a bit difficult at the beginning, but as I became healthier, I was able to run upstairs. Soon, I was able to do the food delivery faster than any of my coworkers.
My skin disease completely healed several months after I started to practice Falun Dafa. I no longer was in pain and also was no longer cold, which used to be problematic and unpleasant. I am in high spirits. Falun Dafa has made me truly happy!
My moral standard has risen and my view of the world has changed. Nowadays, I consider others first and I do “...not fight back when being punched or insulted.” (Zhuan Falun)
Friends who had not seen me for a while noticed the dramatic changes to my physique. They asked me what medication I took. I told them the truth about Falun Dafa, and they agreed that this cultivation practice is truly extraordinary. Although they envied my ability to practice, they are too scared to practice themselves because of the Chinese Communist Party's ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa.
I have benefited from Dafa. As a Chinese citizen and a new practitioner I bear witness to a great practice that is being slandered and persecuted, I want to shout from my heart, “Stop the persecution! Restore Dafa's reputation! Let more people be blessed by Dafa!”