(Minghui.org) I am a 65-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner. My family and I have benefited from Falun Dafa since I took up this cultivation practice in June 1996.

Costly Health Issues

Having held a job as a welder for 10 years, I was in direct contact with toxic substances and had to quit my job due to my sensitivity to industrial fumes. I had a long list of health problems by the time I was in my 30s, including indigestion, migraine, heart disease, and patches of itchy skin. Therefore, I lived on a restricted diet and took pills that helped with my digestion.

The worst of all my illnesses was neuro-dermatitis, especially since I found out that the disease could be fatal once it reached the intestines.

My memory and cognizant ability suffered as well. I earned a living by selling cigarettes in a convenience store but had a problem correctly calculating the change due to my customers. I even gave a customer a hundred yuan bill back with the change at one time.

My husband used his lunch break to take care of the store so I could rest for a little while. He also shouldered all household responsibilities, such as caring for our daughter, who was of poor health, grocery shopping, laundry, and so on. Any money saved through hard work and a frugal lifestyle covered my medical bills.

Dafa Restored My Health

When I reached rock bottom, my husband's friend told me about a qigong class. Although I was hesitant when he mentioned divine beings such as Buddhas, Taos and Gods, I decided to give it a try.

It was not what I expected. I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice, and read it in one go. I became energized and joined a group exercise site near my home.

To my surprise, all my illness symptoms were gone a few days after I started doing the exercises. My body felt light, and I could run up to my fourth floor apartment. My body seemed to have returned to its state from my 20s. I could eat anything without experiencing my former illness symptoms.

My daughter also read Zhuan Falun and did the exercises. She no longer comes down with any of her former illnesses, and both of us no longer have to take medicine. Falun Dafa gave me a second life and a happy and healthy family.

Following Dafa Teachings

As a practitioner, I hold myself to a high standard in my business dealings. When a cigarette distribution company mistakenly charged me half the price for some cigarettes, I paid the full amount.

Prior to practicing Dafa, I provided my customers falsified receipts so they could get more reimbursement from their companies. After I practiced Dafa, I refused to do this anymore. Although my customers canceled their orders and even cursed at me, I did not budge and felt comfortable with my decision. My business was still prosperous and provided a decent living for my family.

I used to have two different prices for acquaintances and strangers. Now, I sell to everyone at the price I used for friends and families. My neighbors and others in my community know that I am an upright and honest person.

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started its propaganda campaign against Dafa in 1999, people around me said “Dafa practitioners are good and kind people.”

Family Members Benefit from Dafa

Witnessing my changes, my mother started to practice Dafa and no longer suffered from hypertension. When she ran a fever, she dreamed of someone stripping several layers from her abdomen. Upon waking up, her abdomen was no longer swollen, and she no longer had problems doing physical activities.

My mother had to herd cattle from the age of seven, so she did not attend school and was illiterate. By looking at each character in the book and asking my youngest sister about certain words in the book, she did not take very long to be able to read Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books.

One of my younger brothers came down with hypertension in his 50s. I loaned him Zhuan Falun. He told me that he found the book amazing and that his blood pressure had become normal. He reads it daily before he goes to sleep.

One of my younger sisters read Zhuan Falun before the persecution started in 1999. Although she stopped reading it after the onset of the persecution, she and her husband tell their employees that Falun Dafa is good and helped many quit the CCP and its youth organizations. Their enterprise grew from a small business to one worth over 10 million yuan.

My youngest brother had his employees watch Dafa videos. His business grew significantly, and his net worth is in the tens of millions.

My youngest sister used to be depressed and was once hospitalized in a psychiatric institute. Because she read Zhuan Falun to our mother and often recites 'Falun Dafa is good,' her mental state has become stable, and she is now in charge of accounting and finance in her husband's factory.

My family members have all benefitted from supporting my practice of Dafa and reading Zhuan Falun.