Victims of Persecution Recall Falun Gong's Health Benefits and Uplifting Power
(Minghui.org) Despite the health benefits and improvements in mind and heart that millions have experienced from practicing Falun Gong, Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party, launched a persecution campaign against the practice in July 1999.
To garner public support for the persecution, the communist regime broadcast propaganda around-the-clock and staged the “Tiananmen Square self-immolation” hoax.
Since May 2015, more than 150,000 Falun Gong practitioners and their family members have filed criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin with China's Supreme People's Procuratorate. They charge Jiang with crimes perpetrated under his direction during the 16-year persecution.
The following stories are excerpted from criminal complaints sent by Falun Gong practitioners residing in Puning City, Guangdong Province.
No Longer a Grumpy Old Man – Wu Hanzhang (吴汉章), age 84
“Thanks to Falun Gong, I am no longer the ill-tempered old man I used to be. I had poor health in the past, including diabetes, stomach pain, irregular heart beat, and sciatica. I tried all sorts of treatments without much improvement. I even practiced various qigong with no result.”
“I began practicing Falun Gong in June of 1997. I regained my health shortly after that, and have been illness-free ever since. Falun Gong taught me how to be a good person by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As a result, I became more understanding, considerate, and caring. My family became harmonious.”
Now I Can Help My Children – Lin Peiying (林佩英), 76
“Before learning Falun Gong, I was hanging onto my life by the thinnest of margins. I struggled in raising and supporting my family while suffering rheumatoid arthritis, stomach problems, and migraine headaches. I felt my luck had finally changed when I came across Falun Gong.”
“Soon after I took up the practice, my symptoms disappeared. My family members do not need to worry about me or take care of me. Instead, I am able to do a lot to help my children. Falun Gong not only improved my health, but also taught me to improve my morality—to be kind, considerate, and forgiving. I now cherish life and have a positive outlook.”
Pain-Free Thanks to Falun Gong – Huang Shuqin (黄淑琴), 81
“I suffered severe pain in the past; I had a bone spur in my neck and back, sciatica, and kidney stones. I tried medications, qigong, and physical therapy, but nothing could resolve my pain. Finally, I began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and quickly regained my health. I have been pain-free ever since.”
Multiple Illnesses Disappear – Zhang Shunhui (张舜辉), 76
“I used to work in the medical field. In the past, I had anemia, bone spurs, and spinal stenosis; my legs and feet were always cold due to the compromised circulation, which also affected my range of motion. I received all kinds of treatments including medication and injections, but nothing truly worked.”
“Fortunately, I began practicing Falun Gong in 2003 and quickly regained my health. Seeing that Falun Gong made me a healthier and more considerate person, my children also did the exercises and read Falun Gong books whenever they had the chance.”
Energetic All the Time – Huang Jinglian (黄静莲), 63
“My many ailments left me one after another since I began practicing Falun Gong in August of 1998. I no longer have arthritis, migraine headaches, or stomach problems, and I am energetic all the time. I abide by the teachings of Falun Gong and strive to be a good person.”
Body Purified, Mind Uplifted – Chen Ming (陈明), 62
“Falun Gong not only purified my body, but also improved my moral character. I no longer have a quick temper, and I am able to evaluate things calmly and rationally. I had all sorts of illnesses in the past, including arthritis, back pain, and stomach problems. I was also severely addicted to tobacco; I had smoked for for over thirty years. When I began practicing Falun Gong in October of 1998, my health quickly improved, and I quit smoking easily.”
Others Want to Know My Secret – Wu Jinmei (吴金妹)
“I began practicing Falun Gong two weeks before the persecution started. I had hepatitis B for years and my liver function was declining. I could not absorb nutrients and I became emaciated, weighing only 77 pounds. After a short period of practice, my appetite improved, I gained weight, and my complexion also improved.”
“People who knew me kept asking what kind of miracle medication I had been taking. They said I looked great and had a healthy glow on my face. I told them that I did not take any medicine, but that I began practicing Falun Gong.”
Health and Peace of Mind – Fang Huijuan (方惠娟)
“My husband used to joke that I had problems from head to toe. I had stomach problems, frequent nausea and vomiting, heart problems, shortness of breath, low blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, and other problems. I learned Falun Gong in May of 1997, and have been illness-free ever since.”
“Falun Gong not only restored my health, but also taught me how to be a good person. When I purchased a water hose one day, the vendor made a mistake and undercharged me 200 yuan. Understanding the principles of loss and gain, I returned the money immediately. I no longer fight for petty gains, and my life has become content and peaceful.”
Illness-Free and Truly Happy – Lin Miaofeng (林妙芬), 62
“I used to suffer from back and leg pain, gastric ulcers, and vertigo. I felt dizzy all the time and could not help much at all with household chores. My children had to take care of me. When I began practicing Falun Gong, everything changed. The illnesses left me one after another. I became stronger day by day, and could do more to help my family. My family appreciated this, but were even more pleased that I was no longer irritable and grumpy. I found true happiness thanks to Falun Gong.”