(Minghui.org) My mother had been suffering from lupus for eleven years when she began to practice Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, in 1997.
At the time, she was also plagued with numerous other illnesses, such as high blood pressure, fatty liver, rheumatoid arthritis, uterine fibroids, and tachycardia. She had to take medicine every day. Otherwise, she would have a high fever and her life would be in danger.
The lupus patients who were once hospitalized together with my mom passed away one after another, leaving her fearing for her future.
My mom tried many types of qigong practices, but they didn't help cure her illnesses. At the end of 1997, she began to practice Falun Dafa.
Three days later, she decided to only practice Dafa, and stopped taking medicine. To our surprise, she didn't have a fever, and all of her illnesses soon disappeared. Her health was getting better each day. My mom hasn't taken any medicine since then.
Even though I witnessed my mom's transformation, I didn't take up the practice of Falun Dafa until 18 years later. The Chinese communist regime launched a nationwide campaign against the practice in 1999, and my mom was once detained for appealing for the right to practice Falun Gong in Beijing.
As I got older, I started having health problems. Nutritional supplements and workouts couldn't help ease the pain in my body.
My 70-year-old mom, on the other hand, is energetic and has a rosy, glowing complexion. I finally made up my mind in 2016 to practice Falun Dafa despite the ongoing persecution.
I used to have arthritis in my knees, and my hands and feet were always cold. I rarely wore a skirt in the summer because my knees felt awful. However, half a year after starting to practice Falun Dafa, my health improved significantly. My arms and legs felt warm when I was doing the sitting meditation, and now I like to wear a skirt in the summer. I also haven't needed any medicine since 2016. I know all these changes were brought about by cultivating myself in Falun Dafa.
I was a social drinker in the past, but I quit drinking alcohol completely after I started practicing Dafa.
Another benefit I gained by practicing Dafa is to be able to think from other people's perspectives. In the past, I tended to force my family to accept my ideas when they had different opinions. However, after learning Dafa, I gradually changed myself and no longer insisted that things go my way.
I am also able to take personal gain lightly, as I now believe that I won't lose anything if it is supposed to be mine. I just follow the course of nature, and I feel peaceful and calm inside.
I sincerely thank Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, for giving me a healthy body and a happier life!