(Minghui.org) My husband and I went to a nearby hill to harvest silk from our silkworms in August 2016. While walking to the hill, a poisonous snake bit me. My husband, who is not a Falun Gong practitioner, suggested that we go to the hospital. I dismissed that thought and said that I would be all right because I practice Falun Gong.

After harvesting the silk, we returned home for lunch. My arm was swollen by then and my husband said, “We have to see a doctor now. I know you are not getting sick as a Falun Gong practitioner. But this is snake venom.” Without another word, he took me to a clinic.

The doctor said the bite could be fatal if not treated and since it happened hours ago, I had to go to the city hospital. The clinic lacked the expertise when it came to treating poisonous snake bites.

Without hesitating, my husband took me to the emergency room of the city hospital. A doctor said that it was beyond his medical skills and that I had to go to Anshan Hospital, as there were doctors there who specialized in snake bites.

When we arrived at Anshan Hospital, I could no longer bend my arm because of the swelling. One doctor said the bite had happened too long ago and there was nothing she could do. She recommended Suzigou Hospital.

When we got to Suzigou, it had been 15 hours since I was bitten. A surgeon ordered surgery, but the nurse could not inject anesthetics because my arm was too swollen. The hospital president was the lead surgeon. He told me it would be painful once the anesthetic wore off. I nodded but kept in mind that I am a Falun Gong practitioner. They made a six-inch incision.

The six-inch surgical wound sustained by the author after being bitten by a venomous snake.

Seeing the big wound, many patients and their visitors asked if I felt any pain. They were surprised when I said no. I explained to them how Falun Gong could improve one's health and changed one's life for better.

I further explained, “There was a heavy rainstorm and flooding in my area a couple of years ago. All the houses in my village were destroyed except for mine.” One of the people there had heard about this and said that he thought it was extraordinary.

As I'd been bitten by a poisonous snake, the wound could not be sewed up until the venom came out completely. When going to the bathroom, I felt a little dizzy. I reminded myself to maintain righteous thoughts, and I was no longer dizzy.

Eight days passed and I did not feel any pain. When the doctor examined my arm he was surprised that the wound had closed. “How did this happen?” he asked in disbelief.

Without stitches, the wound cured itself in 8 days.

I explained to them that I am a Falun Gong practitioner. “If you read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong cultivation practice, you will understand what has happened,” I said.

Many people, including the doctors and nurses, witnessed the power of Falun Gong through this experience.