Medical Case Notes: The Healing Efficacy of Belief in Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who works as a traditional Chinese medicine doctor. In recent years, I have treated a large number of patients who are family members of fellow practitioners. Characteristically, many of these ill patients were either opposed to their family member’s decision to practice Dafa, or they had a bad impression of it.
These patients typically presented with multiple symptoms, which broadly affected many of the systems in their body. In all cases, doctors were unable to reach a conclusive diagnosis using modern medical equipment, and every attempt to treat their conditions ended in failure.
However, as soon as these family members changed their opinion and supported Dafa, quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, and repeated aloud “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion -Forbearance is good,” they recovered. The quicker they changed their mindset, the quicker they healed.
One patient, a pale 32-year-old woman, was accompanied by her Falun Dafa practitioner mother. In a weak voice, she told me, "For nearly a year, I have been feeling lethargic and tired. I often suffer from headaches, dizziness, insomnia, and loss of memory, and my appetite has been poor. Despite numerous tests, doctors have yet to discover what is wrong with me. Given my symptoms, they have treated me for neurasthenia, indigestion, insomnia, and even depression, but nothing has worked. I resorted to consulting traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, but the medicine they prescribed also did little to help. I was at my wit's end when my mother brought up your name and praised your skills."
I took her pulse and traced the root cause of her affliction to the base of her throat. It had already spread and was affecting her heart and brain. Such a disease normally manifests in those between the ages of 40 and 60. Although her disease had only manifested recently, she had declined rapidly.
Only severe mental trauma or a long period of intense mental stress would bring on something like this.
With some probing, I learned that her mother had been arrested for practicing Falun Dafa a year ago and was illegally detained in a detention center for over a month. Fear for her mother’s life during that period caused frequent bouts of insomnia and loss of appetite.
I told the young woman, “This disease is adept at wrecking a woman’s mental and physical health. Now that we know the cause, we can start to look for an appropriate treatment.”
At this point, her mother started gesturing to me behind her daughter, repeatedly pointing at her daughter's head. With this prompting, I suddenly recalled an earlier conversation with her mother.
Her daughter had practiced Falun Dafa until her mother’s arrest and illegal detention the year before. Soon after, her attitude towards Dafa changed. Not only did she stop practicing, but she began preventing her mother from going out to clarify the truth and from meeting with other practitioners. Her condition must have worsened with her continued opposition to Dafa!
I asked this frail young woman, “Your mother is 30 years older than you. How is your health compared to hers?”
Without hesitation she replied, “Hers is much better than mine.”
“How about your mental fortitude as compared to hers?”
She quickly replied, “My mother is much stronger than I am mentally.”
I then told her, “Your mother is so much older than you, yet her physical and mental strength far surpass yours. You have access to the best doctors and modern medicine, yet your disease remains undiagnosed and untreatable. In contrast, your mother has not consulted a doctor or taken any medication in 10 years. Why do you think this is so?”
She answered, “Mother continued to practice Dafa diligently. I stopped out of fear and even tried to stop her from practicing.”
After some thought, she asked, “Is this the reason I have this incurable condition? My mother was tortured for more than a month, yet her health improved by leaps and bounds after her release from the detention center. In contrast, my health is getting worse. I used to blame my mother for practicing Falun Dafa. If she had given up the practice, she would not have been persecuted and my health would not have been affected. Is it my opposition to her practicing Dafa that caused this strange disease?”
I nodded in affirmation.
The young woman fell silent, but gradually her complexion began to improve. I discreetly took her pulse and realized that it had begun to normalize before she suddenly exclaimed, “I want to resume cultivation practice. Tomorrow I will start studying the Fa and doing the exercises with my mother!”
Almost immediately, color returned to her face and her pulse to a healthy rate. I asked her to stand up and feel the change for herself.
She stood up and after a while exclaimed, “I feel very comfortable, as if my illness is gone.”
I confirmed her suspicions and told her, “You have definitely been cured.”
She thanked me profusely, but I refused to take any credit and said, “You changed your attitude towards Dafa and that was what saved you.”