(Minghui.org) My feet became swollen and caused me pain as I walked in spring of 1995. I had to rest periodically to get over the pain.

I went to several hospitals the following summer, including Beijing Union Medical College Hospital and the Armed Police Force Hospital, but they couldn't figure out what was wrong. 

By the time autumn arrived, my toes had turned white and cold and hurt all the time.  Jilin Hospital was finally able to diagnose my condition as Vasculitis – an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the blood or lymph vessels.

I searched for a cure but was unsuccessful. My toes began to fester, and my overall health was deteriorating.

One morning in May 1997, I saw a group of people in the park practicing a form of qigong. I inquired about it and was told that it was Falun Gong. I was taught the movements. I felt good afterward and decided to attend regularly.

Ten days later the coordinator informed me about a nine-day seminar where Master Li's lecture video would be played. My wife and I both attended the lectures and we became convinced that Falun Gong was a good practice. I continued to attend the group practice every morning, and my festering toes soon healed.

I did not truly understand Falun Gong and just thought of it as a type of qigong. So I was not conducting myself according to the standards described in the main book of the practice–Zhuan Falun. Instead, I behaved as I always had. My practice was not consistent, and yet Master Li (the founder and teacher) did not give up on me, and my vasculitis did not return.

The persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999. Having been through the Cultural Revolution, I knew that another round of political persecution was underway. Due to fear of being persecuted, I rarely read the Fa or did the exercises. My bad habits, including smoking, playing mahjong, lust, and greed, all returned.

Then, the vasculitis recurred. My toes and fingers began to fester. I sought treatment in Jilin Province, Henan Province, and the city of Harbin, but the condition only worsened, and I lost three of my fingers over the years.

My health was deteriorating rapidly by May 2011. I was in constant pain—sitting, standing, or lying down. I could move around only with the help of a stool. The bones on my festering little toes and one finger on each hand were exposed. The sole of my right foot had a hole clear to the bone. I lost another 30 pounds and only slept 30 minutes a day.

I lasted like this for 22 days. I was exhausted and had no energy. Life was a living hell, and I had to consider amputation.

My wife, who was a practitioner, said to me, “I will support you if an amputation is what you think you need. However, you should know that getting around will be very challenging after an amputation. If you resume your cultivation practice of Falun Gong and completely trust Master, I know Master will take care of you.”

I was at the end of my rope and decided to trust Master completely and resume cultivation and become a genuine Dafa disciple.

The following day, I disposed of all my medications. I quit smoking. I washed my wounds with salt water only and wrapped them in gauze. I read Zhuan Falun every day. The pain gradually ebbed, and I was able to stand and sit for 10 to 30 minutes at first, then one hour! After ten days I could lie down and sleep.

I began doing the exercises as soon as I was able to stand. My wounds were improving every day. My right sole grew new flesh and covered the bone in only 20 days.

I was able to walk in a month. The wounds on my toes and fingers were healing, and in two months all the wounds were healed. The vasculitis was gone, I was cured!

The disease I had for 16 years, and was considered incurable, disappeared after two months of practicing Falun Gong. I was now at a healthy weight, and my joy was indescribable. I am grateful to Master Li for giving me a new life.

My friends, relatives, and coworkers witnessed what happened to me and now know that Falun Gong is good. Many people who had misunderstandings about Falun Gong have stopped listening to the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) lies after seeing how I was cured. I hope that everyone will remember that “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” and ensure a bright future for themselves!