(Minghui.org) I felt I was pushed to the brink of death by all my accumulated incurable illnesses throughout my life in September 1996, when Falun Gong cultivation practice restored my health.

Recovering from Years of Illnesses to Become the Picture of Health

Before I began practicing Falun Gong, I was very weak and sickly, being riddled with all kinds of illnesses, including heart problems, low blood pressure, and systematic rheumatoid disease.

When I was 12 years old, I had meningitis, which also left me with constant headaches, but no amount of medicines, injections, or acupuncture treatment could do much good.

I suffered a miscarriage in 1980, and ended up deathly ill from the wrong medicine the doctor prescribed, which not only left me with permanent adverse side effects but also rendered me dependent on year-round drug maintenance.

At the end of fall in 2004, a car accident crushed my left leg. My calf muscle became atrophied. Since then, I have walked with a slight limp.

After the age of 40, my medical problems got worse. Sometimes, I would even suddenly inexplicably go into shock.

I had visited many local hospitals, from well-known to little known. I had also called on medical doctors, from the well-trained to quacks.

I was a county government cadre. Everybody at my work unit was well aware of my physical condition.

Colleagues tried to help and made recommendations. I sought out and practiced many different styles of qigong. Nothing worked. I got worse.

Before the Chinese New Year in 1995, I was in the inpatient ward in a state of delirium with infusion tubes all over my body. Because my buttocks had already received way too many injections, the doctors had to resort to using my legs.

My husband was a local police officer. He had to work the New Year shift. He had already sent my mother to stay with my elder brother, leaving my 12-year old daughter alone at home.

The hospital had to release me for the New Year, so my daughter ordered a cab, dragged me from my hospital bed, and took me home.

At home, my condition got worse. I developed problems with my bowel movements. And when I urinated, all that came out was bloody fluid.

My mother returned home after the New Year. When she saw my condition, she felt extremely distressed and helpless.

A checkup at the provincial capital hospital revealed a case of shock resulting from nerve compression due to bone tissue degeneration.

I was reimbursed all my medical expenses, but that did not relieve the hopeless feeling I had that death would be much more preferable than living.

One September day in 1996, a group of Falun Gong practitioners were spreading the practice and showing some videotapes in the park where I had to pass by on my way to and from work.

I stopped to watch. It was a videotape of Falun Gong’s Master himself teaching the exercises. I had a strong feeling that the Falun Gong’s Master must have extraordinary power.

Several days later, I felt an urge to learn the exercises. So I got hold of a copy of the exercise instruction tape and a book called Falun Gong.

I started learning the exercises at home and would read the book till the wee hours of the morning.

Soon after, I went to the practice site to do the exercises with other practitioners. Later, I also joined their Fa study group.

I felt my body getting better and better every day. In about 20 days, my health was restored with all my physical problems gone.

People would start remarking, “Why do you look so young? How do you get so healthy? You are looking wonderful!”

I would answer them, “I am practicing Falun Gong now. It is Falun Gong that has gotten rid of all my illnesses and made me well. I feel so happy and light. I feel so blessed! I am just beside myself with gratitude toward Falun Gong and its Master!”

Whenever I have time, I would go out with fellow practitioners to spread the Fa. We have already covered many counties and towns in our and other cities.

More and more people became Falun Gong practitioners. They became healthier and more good-tempered. They became much less selfish and self-centered. Their family relationships greatly improved.

Firmly Trusting Dafa and Master Despite Trials and Tribulations

On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin began his crazed and brutal persecution of Falun Gong, slandering practitioners and defaming Falun Gong's Master.

I decided, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner and a beneficiary of this cultivation practice. I have to do something.”

I went to my superiors to clarify the truth, but was told there was nothing they could do since the order came from way up at the top.

Two days later, the police and local officials from various government agencies were dispatched to interrogate me and coerce me to write a guarantee statement promising I would stop practicing Falun Gong.

My family, under tremendous threat and manipulation, joined in pressuring me and even used physical violence on me to give up Falun Gong.

I stood my ground and adamantly refused.

On October 15, I took a 20-day leave of absence to go to Beijing to speak out for Falun Gong.

At the time, I still naively believed the government made a mistake because of not understanding what Falun Gong is and what it stands for. I wanted to tell the government my personal experiences.

It was only afterwards that I realized the unprecedented atrocious persecution that befell Falun Gong was a calculated political campaign masterminded by Jiang Zemin.

I was abducted at Tiananmen Square and sent to the Beijing detention center.

Later, my city’s police picked me up and returned me to my local police station.

There, the police told me all I needed to do was say “I won’t practice” and they would let me go.

I refused to be coerced. I would not give up my faith.

This was my standard answer, “All the slandering and defamation against Falun Gong and our Master are made up by the government. I practice Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. I cannot tell a lie. I cannot do anything contrary to my conscience.”

And so, the police continued to hound me, even after I was released.

I was constantly abducted and thrown into the police station, the detention center, and brainwashing centers.

I was also locked up twice, each time for three years, in the reeducation through forced labor camp where I was subjected to all kinds of torture.

When I was released for the first time at the end of January 2004 from the infamous Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp in Sichuan Province, nobody recognized me.

My original 130-pound weight had plummeted to a mere 90 pounds. My hair had all turned white. My vision was blurred.

After diligent Fa study and exercises, I finally returned to normal.

The second time I was released from the same labor camp, my body underwent a serious manifestation of sickness karma.

I would still feel chilled to the bone despite layers of woolen sweater, down jacket, and a thick blanket. I threw up everything I ate. My entire body was in pain.

My husband urged me to go to hospital. I refused.

He said, “Your condition is so serious, if you don’t go to hospital, you may die.”

I told him, “I’ll be fine. I trust Master. I trust Falun Gong.”

I persisted in studying the Fa and doing the exercises, and sure enough, I again recovered and everything was back to normal.

Everybody in my district, from high ranking officials to the leadership cadres in the public security, procuratorial, judicial, and secretarial departments to the low level cadres to all the common people, was aware of my physical condition before and after Falun Gong practice.

When I came out from the labor camp, my superiors all welcomed me back to work at my original unit.

They knew I practiced Falun Gong and was a good person, and they were all worried for me.

They told me, “Falun Gong is good. We know. Why don’t you just practice at home? Don’t let them throw you in jail again. It’s not worth it.”

They all respected me. They all envied my family. Both my daughter and my son-in-law are gainfully employed in high-end enterprises. I told them I was blessed because I practice Falun Gong. They had to agree.

People all around knew that I am a practitioner, but many didn’t know me in person.

One day, I went visiting a relative. There were other visitors present. They were talking about a Falun Gong practitioner. They mentioned my name.

They were saying, “She practiced Falun Gong and was so brave. She was not afraid of going to prison. She would not take medication when she was ill. I heard she died.”

I asked, “Do you know her?”

She answered, “No. We just heard about her.”

I said, “You are looking at her now. I am alive and well. My body is in perfect health.

“I am the way I am because I practice Falun Gong honestly and sincerely. I follow Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance to live my life to be a good person.

“All Falun Gong practitioners do that.

“What you hear from television broadcasts and propagandas from all other Communist Party controlled media are all false. The so-called Tiananmen Square self-immolation is a hoax, manufactured to frame Falun Gong and deceive the people.

“When we do everything in accordance with what our Master says, then all good things will come to be.

“If you practice Falun Gong that way, you’ll also have a healthy body, a happy life, and a bright future, like me.”

Benefitting the Entire Family Through Genuine Cultivation Practice

After starting Falun Gong practice, I have not taken any medication but have remained healthy. My entire family also benefitted from my cultivation.

My husband had liver problems that had never been cured despite having been hospitalized. He supports my Falun Gong practice and always tries to help out. Later, his liver problem disappeared.

My daughter suffered constant colds and had to rely on medication. After I started Falun Gong practice, her symptoms disappeared.

After marrying my daughter, my son-in-law recovered from his long-term cervical disease without further medical treatment.

My grandchild is also very healthy. My daughter often says, “My son is not chubby like other children, but he doesn’t get sick or have colds anymore.”

I told my family, “I practice Falun Gong and our whole family gets blessed.”

They all heartily agreed. They all understood the truth about Dafa and are all very much behind me in my cultivation practice.

My husband had also suffered a lot during the years I was persecuted.

For example: When I went to Beijing to appeal, he happened to be out of town on official business. The local authorities and the police department descended on him to pressure him upon his return home. They offered him a sum of money and gave him a month’s time to find me and hand me over to them.

He thought about their coercion. He decided it was not right. So, he went to his superiors.

He said to them, “I was sent out of town on official business. What have you people done to my wife in my absence?”

The authorities stopped harassing him. In fact, later that year, his work unit even decorated him with an “Advance Individual Award”.

In 2002, the police department coerced him to divorce me. He told me when he visited me at the forced labor camp.

I said to him, “The decision is up to you. Just do what you think is right.”

He gave the matter deep consideration and didn’t think it was right.

He consulted our daughter, who also advised him against it, reminding him I was a good person.

When the police chief and the political commissioner talked to my husband again about the divorce, telling him it was the expressed wishes of, and a unanimous decision made by the board committee, my husband flatly refused.

He told them frankly, “Practicing Falun Gong is my wife’s decision. Divorcing her or not is my decision. My wife is a good person. She is honest and upright. I will not divorce her.”

He also challenged them, “You forward to me the board committee’s decision. I will appeal your decision to the National People’s Congress. I will charge you with attempting to destroy my family. Isn’t this the communist regime’s way of implicating the innocent?”

The police chief and the political commissioner were both tongue-tied.

When I was living with my daughter, I had also been abducted and thrown into the detention center by the local police for distributing Dafa materials.

The inmates in the detention center had all been poisoned by the Party’s propaganda and treated me with disdain at first.

Several days later, after they had time to observe my words and actions, they came to the realization that Falun Gong practitioners were not how the rumors depicted them to be.

I found out they had never come into contact with Falun Gong nor had they read any Dafa material.

They said to me, “Just by watching you and talking to you, we know Falun Gong is really good.”

When the police was sent to my house to harass me, the police officers remarked, “You have such a good family environment, why do you practice Falun Gong?”

I told them, “It is exactly because I practice Falun Gong that I have such a blessed and wonderful family. We are all healthy and happy.”

I continued to clarify the truth to them.

They left without furthering their harassment.

Some police and people from the 610 Office said to me, “Falun Gong is good, but stay home to practice.”

I told them, “Falun Gong’s Master teaches us to think of others. We need to spread Falun Gong to everybody so that more people can be blessed.

“We clarify the truth to you for your good. I risk getting myself thrown in jail because I want you to know the truth so you’ll have a bright future.

“If I stay home and not come out to talk to people, how will I help more people understand the truth, how will people know Falun Gong is good?”

One time, I clarified the truth to a female police officer. She finally understood and believed Falun Gong is good.

I asked to see her supervisor. She told me he was always out and busy. So, I asked her to forward a message to him.

Afterwards, I actually got to see her supervisor, clarified the truth to him personally, and helped him renounce the Communist Party and withdraw from all its affiliated organizations.

I try my best to always be selfless, and to think of and put others first. In return, Master constantly shows me His infinite compassion and care.

I was without a job when I came out of the labor camp in 2007. I went looking for my former unit supervisor. It was agreed that I could return to my former post. However, I was not reimbursed with my lost salary for the eight years I had been incarcerated on and off.

A year later, I reached my mandatory age of retirement and left my job altogether.

In 2015, I participated in the movement to sue Jiang Zemin and submitted my personal criminal complaints against the head criminal of Falun Gong persecution.

One day, I went to my bank to withdraw some funds, and was surprised to find my retirement account had been increased.

Later, I learned from the treasurer of my former work unit that I was being reimbursed for the eight-year salary that had been denied me before.

That was how Master blessed me with all that should be mine to have.

I have been practicing Falun Gong for 20 years. I am writing about my practice for the first time.

I want to thank Master and Falun Dafa for granting me and my family health, happiness, and harmony.

All those who understand Falun Gong know that it is good, and that Falun Gong is the superior Buddha Law that teaches the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, that guides people to be good, that grants people good health, and is of great benefit to society.

Dear friend, I hope you will believe, and recite frequently and sincerely, “Falun Gong is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”

A different life awaits you!