(Minghui.org) Have you ever felt desperate and miserable because you and your family were plagued with health problems, and there seemed to be no cure? That was exactly how I felt before my son and I began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. It was Falun Gong that returned us to good health.

My Illnesses Gone for Good

My brother recommended Falun Gong to me when I visited him in early 1996. Back then, I had to take handfuls of pills just to get me through the day, and life was miserable to say the least. So I figured I would give Falun Gong a try.

I was in awe after reading the book that my brother gave me. Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong and author of the book, must be extraordinary, because no one else could have explained the Law of the universe so profoundly.

The book answered many of the questions I had about life and enabled me to see the world in a new light. As I became more positive about life, my illnesses gradually disappeared.

I have been healthy ever since.

Critically Ill Son Recovers

Falun Gong not only gave me a new life, but it also cured our son.

Our son, Ming Ming, was prone to flu and other illnesses from the time he was born. Every time he caught a cold, he came down with a fever and a severe cough, but antibiotics didn't help. He also had arrhythmia – an irregular heartbeat. He also had chronic pain in his stomach and legs. He was hospitalized numerous times since his birth, and our family was devastated about his condition.

All the symptoms worsened in the summer of 1996, and his heartbeat dropped to 36 beats per minute – he could hardly breathe. The doctor said he had viral myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and added that he had suffered from this for a long time.

The doctor also informed us that my son had a tumor on his pituitary, a gland at the base of the brain that controls growth. Because of where the tumor was, it was risky to have it removed. We could only wait until the doctors felt it was safe to remove it.

As a result of the viral myocarditis, Ming Ming’s body swelled up, and his chest protruded.

Before he was discharged from the hospital, the doctors told us that Ming Ming would have to refrain from all the physical activities he loved. Not only that, he would have to give up his flute. All he could do was to take medicine every day and rest at home. He was only 13 years old then.

While we were in desperate straits, my brother reminded me that Falun Gong, such a profound and magnificent cultivation practice, must be able to save our son.

I realized that my brother was right – Falun Gong was the only hope left for us. Besides, Ming Ming wanted to practice Falun Gong with me. I told him that he must study the Falun Gong teachings diligently, follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance with his heart, and have high moral standards.

From then on, he began to copy Zhuan Falun and studied the teachings every day. Ming Ming improved quickly. He went skating and mountain climbing with his friends only a few days after he began practicing Falun Gong. He also returned to school.

Students at his school were often given flu shots, but he no longer needed them because he never caught a cold again. As a matter of fact, he has not taken a single pill since 1997.

Ming Ming grew to be healthy by practicing Falun Gong, and many people witnessed his transformation. He is now a healthy, tall, and handsome young man.

Falun Gong has given our family a brand new life.