(Minghui.org) I once was always sick and taking some form of medication all the time, but now I am as healthy and happy as can be. My life has changed completely since the day I started practicing Falun Dafa, and I want to share my story.

I used to suffer from so many health problems that I couldn't go a day without taking pills. I was only 26 years old, but I couldn't do any household chores or hold down a job. Despite all the treatments and medication, I was getting worse, not better.

Desperate, I turned to folk medicine, which not only didn't help, but got me into the bad habit of smoking. At first I smoked eight or nine cigarettes in one sitting, and soon I was going through a few packs a day.

After a while, smoking cigarettes wasn't enough, so I started to smoke a pipe. I smoked from the moment I got up in the morning, and I went to bed after smoking.

I had a dark complexion at the time and was very weak and skinny. I was depressed and didn't see any hope in life. My medical expenses were a real burden on the family, and our home was devoid of laughter.

When a friend told me about Falun Dafa in 1996, I knew it was my last chance. I started doing the exercises and read Zhuan Falun whenever I had free time. I learned why people suffer from illnesses, the meaning of life, and what cultivation really is—things that I had never learned from any other book. I was so excited to finally find hope in life.

Through doing the exercises and reading the book, I quit smoking and my illnesses disappeared without my even realizing it. I had never known the joy of being healthy and completely pain-free. I was so happy that I wanted to cry.

Dafa has renewed my life. I am now able to do household chores and don't have to spend money on prescription drugs anymore. My family grew closer and laughter returned to our home.

Although my husband and my son don't practice, they have benefited from me practicing. My husband walked away from a serious car accident unhurt—a blessing from Dafa.

I never had to pay one cent to learn the practice. Just by doing the exercises and reading the book, I regained my health and my life made a 180-degree turnaround. I want to invite all of you to give it a try and see what Dafa can do for you.