(Minghui.org) I am a 71-year-old farmer from northeastern China. I spent all my life toiling on the farm, which damaged my health. But Falun Gong cured my many ailments. Seeing the changes in me, my children encouraged me to do the Falun Gong exercises.

Living in Pain

I had a painful brain condition that also caused me to have frequent nightmares. My head felt heavy. I was dizzy during the day, and my vision was blurry.

There was a lump inside my left ear that interfered with my hearing. My back caused me excruciating pain, especially on rainy days. My son took me to see doctors multiple times, but they could not tell what was causing the pain in my back.

My right knee suddenly swelled up, and the pain was unbearable. Doctors told us that I had to have surgery to remove the bone spurs that were causing the pain. My son spent several hundred yuan on medicines, which did not help. Nevertheless, we could not afford the surgery. I walked with a stick to alleviate the pain and was unable to do anything.

When Western medicine failed me, I turned to alternative healing methods. I became a Buddhist and prayed that Buddhism could help ease some of my pain and lessen the miseries in my life.

But for 17 years, I did not improve at all.

Finally, we saved some money to pay for the surgery to have the lump in my ear removed, although we knew that I would soon need surgery for my kidney and heart diseases.

Falun Gong Saves Me and My Family

I picked up and read a book about Falun Gong that someone left at my door. The book included stories of how people’s illnesses were healed through the practice, which really impressed me. After I read the book, I noticed that my knee did not hurt that much anymore, and I could walk without the cane.

I had a desire to learn Falun Gong, but I did not know where to find a Falun Gong practitioner. I had once met a practitioner at a friend’s house, so I decided to go to my friend’s house.

Amazingly, that practitioner was there when I called. I told him why I was there, and he lent me a copy of Zhuan Falun, which contains the primary teachings of Falun Gong. He also taught me the exercises.

About a week later, I could feel as if something was pulling inside my left ear. The feeling stopped three days later, and I noticed that my hearing had been restored and that the lump had disappeared completely. From then on, my head has not hurt, and I can fall sleep at night. My vision improved, and my knees stopped hurting altogether.

I can do household chores now and can even pull buckets of water out of the well by myself. My back does not hurt anymore when it rains. I can work in the fields all day long without getting tired.

I dreamed one night that I was trying to do the fifth exercise but couldn’t do the hand gestures correctly. In my dream, no matter where I looked, I saw the founder of Falun Gong, Teacher Li Hongzhi, doing the fifth exercise.

My son told me a few days later that he was planning to take me to the hospital to have the surgery on my ear. I told him that I didn’t need it because my ear had been healed and my entire body had been cleansed.

When my children were all home together for a holiday, my son said, “Mother, if Falun Gong is good for your health, go ahead and continue practicing it.”

I told them that Teacher Li teaches people to be kind and to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. My husband and children have changed their attitude toward Falun Gong since they’ve all witnessed how Falun Gong has healed me.