Falun Dafa Helped Me Recover from a Lumbar Disc Hernia
(Minghui.org) I lived with a lumbar disc hernia for decades. From the age of 16, frequent back pain made me unable to do any intensive work.
After I married my husband in the mid-1990s, he started suffering severe migraines. He lost his job as a taxi driver and could not do field work. I was forced to work for long hours packaging noodles at a food plant.
At work one day, my back pain hurt so much that I bent over and could not straighten up. For years after back surgery, I was bedridden because of the pain and could not even use the bathroom by myself.
I first heard about Falun Dafa in 1997, but I did not seriously learn it until my older sister recommended it to me again in 2005. She had suffered from a chronic cough since childhood. I witnessed her cough completely stop after she started to practice Falun Dafa. This time, I took her advice seriously.
When I first tried the Falun Dafa exercises, my back pain felt worse than ever, as if being stabbed by needles. I remember that Master mentioned this in a lecture.
“When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified. The cause of your illness has been removed, and what remains is only this bit of black qi that will come out on its own to let you suffer some and have some pain. It is forbidden for you not to suffer even a little bit.” (Zhuan Falun)
My daughter encouraged me not to give up. Each day I had less and less pain.
One day, my husband's younger sister came to visit. “Your sister said Falun Dafa had amazing health benefits,” she said. “Can you walk to the door with your back straight and without pain?”
I told her that I could. I stood up and walked to the door with my back straight. She was totally convinced and became a solid supporter of Falun Dafa from then on.
I completely recovered from the hernia. Now I can walk and run like the wind.
Elevating My Mind
Falun Dafa also taught me to be a good person. I used to be irritable. When I quarreled with my husband, I smashed utensils. The teachings of Falun Dafa guided me to be compassionate and tolerant when he had a bad temper.
I used to be very attached to money and would take advantage of my husband's family. The teachings of Falun Dafa made me realize that I should consider others first. I no longer fought about money. Instead, I sent gifts or cash to my husband's siblings or relatives on special occasions. Our relationship improved gradually.
My husband was raised by his aunt, because his mother passed away when he was little. We would send money to her during Chinese New Year, even when we had less income than usual.
His aunt did not always accept the money, but she was very touched that we treated her as if she were my mother-in-law. Although she does not practice Falun Dafa, she believes in the teachings and the power of Falun Dafa.
My gratitude towards Falun Dafa is beyond expression. Paralyzed for years, I now live as a healthy and energetic woman. All my family members and relatives support the practice. I am the most fortunate person in this world.