(Minghui.org) After a mere nine months of practicing Falun Gong, I fully recovered from the numerous ailments that I had suffered from for over 20 years. I'm 68 years old and I have finally been able to experience the wondrous feeling of a body that is light and free of illness.
After a lumbar disc rupture in 1992, I developed spinal cord compression and a rare neurological condition that causes leg weakness and bladder and bowel dysfunction. I lost the ability to work and had to retire from my factory job.
My health steadily deteriorated over the next 20 years. I also developed high blood pressure, diabetes, coronary disease, high cholesterol, blockage of leg arteries, optic nerve atrophy, and an adrenal tumor that caused episodes of high blood pressure, palpitations and headaches.
In March 2014, I suffered a stroke that left my limbs numb and weak. This made any movement difficult.
I was taking over ten medications. I also had to inject myself with insulin four times a day. The amount of medication I took during those 20 years could have filled a car. Moreover, I had many emergency hospitalizations. And my medical expenses were astronomical!
The slightest disturbance caused my blood pressure to soar to 250 or drop to below 60. I had symptoms of shock, felt dizzy, and lost consciousness multiple times. No treatment seemed to help.
Even the specialists and prominent doctors I saw in the major hospitals were stumped. They finally sent me to two well-known hospitals, one in Shanghai and one in Beijing. After lengthy examinations, I was given the vague diagnosis of “incurable disease.”
Compounding my stress, my husband suddenly died toward the end of 2014. I then had a nervous breakdown and considered ending my life.
During this dire period, my colleague and sisters brought a beacon of hope to me. They shared their experiences of practicing Falun Dafa. They also taught me to recite “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance is Good.” They told me that Master Li could save me, and if I studied the Fa teachings and practiced the exercises, my situation could turn around.
Although I was unconvinced, I reluctantly accepted their suggestions. I had no other alternative at that point.
I began reading Zhuan Falun. When I read Lecture Three, I felt a deep joy and profound emotion in my heart. I also felt a rush of energy through my body, as if something that had been blocked was opened. I felt happier and more positive. I had found my true self, and I finally understood the meaning of life. From then on, I was deeply drawn to the principles and laws explained in the books. I read one to two chapters a day, in addition to practicing the exercises and sending righteous thoughts.
Shortly after becoming a practitioner, I experienced a series of miracles that strengthened my resolve to practice Falun Dafa.
Because of blocked arteries and lack of blood supply to my legs, I had trouble walking, and I had to use a rollator whenever I went out. This required a lot of effort, which left me exhausted. While out doing some errands one day, I noticed that I could push the walker with unprecedented ease. I was so surprised and happy. I thought to myself, “Master Li is helping me,” and I felt a warm current of energy fill my heart.
In another incident, my children took me out in their car. A large trailer suddenly came into our lane. I was sitting in the front seat, and none of us noticed the impending crash until I saw that we were about to crash into the trailer's rear wheel. In that split second I shouted, “Falun Dafa is good!” Our car stopped with a jolt, just in time. My children stared at me in shock and then broke into smiles of relief and gratitude.
One day, while watching Master's exercise video and doing the second exercise, I suddenly fell over. My head was spinning, my limbs were in spasms, and I was drenched in sweat. There was no one around to help me while I lay immobile on the floor, but I did not feel frightened or in pain. At that moment, I remembered what Master said,
“They will not take care of you if you do not practice cultivation. If you practice cultivation, they will help you all the way to the end.” (Lecture Four in Zhuan Falun)
After an hour, I had completely recovered and could stand again. From then on, I found that the ringing in my left ear and my insomnia had improved dramatically. In addition, my dizzy spells became fewer and less severe.
In another incident, I suddenly developed bladder and bowel dysfunction, and could not pass any urine or stools for over 16 hours. I became very irritable, and my abdomen was bloated, and I was in a lot of pain. I wondered what was going on. I called a fellow practitioner and asked for her advice. She came to my home to help me and she reminded me to look within for any shortcomings. Two hours later, my bladder and bowel problems were completely resolved.
Master Li's teachings and these reminders have helped me to gradually let go of my attachment to illness.Whenever problems arise, I now see them as tests and opportunities to improve. When I elevate my heart and mind, the problems disappear as well. It's truly amazing!