(Minghui.org) I was in poor health before I started practicing Falun Dafa. My hands and legs were in constant pain. I couldn't walk at times because my knees were swollen, I had a skin disorder, and my thyroids were removed to treat my hyperthyroidism.

I also had a systemic rheumatic disease, which caused some of my vertebrae to fuse together. The condition affected my ability to work and I was off sick for several months. My company eventually laid me off, after which I lost all hope in life.

Giving up Cultivation

My husband introduced me to Falun Dafa after he began to practice in March 1999. I read Zhuan Falun and did the exercises with other practitioners. My health greatly improved and I was filled with hope again.

I had only been practicing for several months when Jiang Zemin, the former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched the persecution against Falun Dafa in 1999. I stopped practicing due to fear, and all my illnesses soon recurred.

The systemic rheumatic disease worsened in 2005, and I had bouts of hyperthyroidism. My chest and back were in so much pain that I couldn't sleep. I complained frequently to my husband for not taking better care of me.

Another Chance to Practice

My husband told me one evening, “Do the Falun Dafa exercises. You know Dafa is good. There's no other way to help you.” I kept quiet and felt embarrassed because I had argued with him several days before when he contacted other practitioners.

I was in pain again the following night, so my husband reminded me, “Practice Dafa. It's the only way.”

He then got me out of bed and showed me how to do the first exercise. I'd completely forgotten how to do it.

I went to sleep after doing three sets of the first exercise. I was able to sleep through the night without feeling any pain in my chest and back. It was unbelievable! Master was taking care of me again.

My husband taught me the rest of the exercises and he got me the book Zhuan Falun. I eagerly studied the Fa, not wanting to lose the chance to cultivate again.

All of my illnesses disappeared in less than a month after I made up my mind to practice Dafa again. It felt great to not be in pain. I threw away my medication and soon found a job.

A New Practitioner

My neighbor had to take long-term sick leave because of her back pain. She was bedridden. My husband and I visited her to tell her about Falun Dafa and my personal experience. She asked me to get her a copy of Zhuan Falun, and her entire family quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

She walked downstairs by herself the next morning, while reciting, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I gave her the book and she read it in one night. She began to practice Dafa and her back pain disappeared in less than 20 days. She has also gone back to work.