(Minghui.org) My wife was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis after giving birth to our child in 1992. At first, we believed that one of the big famous hospitals could cure her.

The Beijing Ganjiakou Hospital advertised that they had a highly effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. However, one of the concoctions she was given had a toxic ingredient and she almost died.

She tried a traditional Chinese physical therapy, and I could only imagine how painful it was from the bruises it left on her body. Then, she consulted the most famous professor in this field, but his treatment was also ineffective.

The professor told her, “This disease is considered as incurable as cancer, though not fatal. Current treatments can only manage its symptoms, but not cure it.”

Still, she continued her search and tried many types of alternative medicines, but to no avail.

Learning Falun Dafa

When our last hope for a conventional cure had failed, I thought about qigong. My supervisor at work practiced a qigong so I asked him about it. He recommended Falun Dafa to us.

By this time, summer of 1996, we were out of options. A colleague got us a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa.

My wife read it first. She read it quickly and told me that it was an amazing book.I did not give it much thought. She continued to read the book, learned the exercises, and two weeks later all her illness symptoms were gone!

It was unbelievable, yet I watched her gather up all her old medicines and throw them away.

I never would have imagined that qigong could work so fast. My wife had suffered so long and within just a few weeks her illness was gone.

I read the book myself and soon realized that it was about spiritual cultivation. I finally had the answers to many of my life-long questions. So I, too, started practicing Falun Dafa. I became much healthier and improved my character according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Over 20 years have passed. Each time I think of that painful period before practicing Falun Dafa, I hold the highest respect and gratitude for the cultivation practice Falun Dafa.