(Minghui.org) I've practiced Falun Dafa since May 1997. Before that, I had a lot of health problems. I saw many doctors, but never saw any improvement in my health. Then I heard about Falun Dafa and decided to try it.

A practitioner taught me the Falun Gong exercises at the local practice site. When I did the second exercise, “Falun Standing Stance,” I was soon drenched in sweat and had a difficult time keeping my arms up, but I kept thinking about my ill health, which helped me get through it. I kept going and completed all the standing exercises.

When I finished, I thought, “Oh, good, I finally finished the exercises for today.” To my surprise, the coordinator said, “It's the weekend, a great time to promote Dafa. After breakfast we will do the exercises at the lighthouse, starting at 9 o'clock.” That day, I went to two more locations to do the standing exercises.

After we were done for the day, I suddenly realized that I felt great. Early that morning I did not feel well, but by the evening, I felt great. It was a great introduction to Falun Gong, and I have since heard many others share similar stories.

Remembering How I Was Before

My husband held an out-of-town job and was rarely home, so our three children were my responsibility. I had always been exhausted and depressed. There were so many different ailments that affected my health, including heart disease, insufficient blood flow to the brain, an abnormally rapid heartbeat, headaches, and an inflamed gallbladder, all before I turned 40.

Every spring and fall I experienced a variety of different symptoms, such as breathing difficulties. I consulted a traditional Chinese medicine doctor and was prescribed herbs that were meant to cure me. Well, they didn't.

Yet on this one day, the day I began practicing Falun Gong and did the standing exercises three times, I realized I felt better than I'd felt in the last 20 years. 18 years have passed since that day, and I no longer need to take any medication or see a doctor.

My family witnessed the changes in me after I practiced Falun Gong, and they have all taken up the practice as well.