Falun Gong Benefits Society – Medical Section (1)
(Minghui.org) Health has always been of primary interest to people. From ancient to modern times, physicians and scientists around the world have searched for ways to cure disease and keep people healthy.
To many people in China, medical care is unaffordable. They face an even bigger problem. Because of the corrupt medical ethics under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), they have to bribe doctors to receive any treatment at all. Many seek other options.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a broad and profound Buddha Fa. It has been known to have healing power. In 1998, some retired veteran cadres in the National People's Congress conducted an in-depth survey and received a huge amount of feedback from tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners. In the survey report submitted to the Politburo, Qiao Shi, a high ranking member of the Politburo, concluded that Falun Gong brings much benefit to the country without any negative impact.
A Retired Physician's Cultivation Stories
Dr. Wang Yongguang, a retired physician from Urumqi City, Xinjiang Province, started practicing Falun Gong in 1994. Dr. Wang received serious fractures in two accidents with miraculous results.
Dr. Wang suffered for years from cirrhosis, progressive atrophy of the leg muscles, and severe hemorrhoids. She took all kinds of medication to no effect. She also had to care for a son who suffered from depression since he was young. The miserable life made her think about ending her own life.
Toward the end of 1994 Dr. Wang felt a wave of restlessness. She suddenly decided to take a long trip to visit her nephew. When she arrived, her nephew said pleasantly, “A Falun Gong class starts tomorrow in the city. What a coincidence that you have come here tonight. It is really wonderful.” He then gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun.
Dr. Wang finished the book quickly. “Everything Master Li, the founder of Falun Gong, says I trust,” she said happily. “I want to practice Falun Gong.”
She felt lucky to have found what she wanted. She understood why she was restless at home and why she took this long journey. Clearly, she came for Dafa.
She closely followed the standards of “Truthful-Compassion-Forbearance.” She improved her character and took fame and gain lightly. She thought of others and exercised tolerance.
She tossed away all of the books on Buddhism and Taoism that she had bought and focused on Falun Gong. Soon all her diseases disappeared.
Refusing Monetary Compensation for Two Accidents
The first accident occurred three days before the 2001 New Year Day. Dr. Wang was on the Route 57 bus. The driver did not see her get off the bus from the rear door at Hongshan Station and quickly started to move. She was caught in the bus, fell to the ground, and fractured her upper arm.
The driver quickly realized what happened and stopped the bus. He helped Dr. Wang get up off the ground and said, “I am sorry. I did not see you getting off the bus.”
“It’s nothing. You can go now,” Dr. Wang said.
The bus conductor heard Dr. Wang say she was all right and also apologized. “Sorry. I did not see you.”
The conductor, who knew Dr. Wang was exiting, did not tell the driver that she was getting off the bus. Dr. Wang knew the conductor was lying and felt that she should receive more training to avoid a similar event occurring again. To make it easier to identify the responsible person, a man waiting for the bus gave Dr. Wang the bus license plate number.
Her arm and wrist immediately swelled up and turned purple. It was very painful and she went Hongshan Hospital to have it checked. She then reported the accident to the bus dispatch station and provided them with a copy of her medical certificate and the bus license plate number. She was advised to call the bus team captain the next day.
When Dr. Wang called, the captain advised her to check in the hospital and said the bus company would pay for her medical expenses. Dr. Wang declined the offer. “It will not be necessary, but that bus conductor needs further training. She not only was irresponsible to passengers but also told a lie.”
“Certainly,” the captain said. “Please give us your address and we’ll send you some food and nursing assistance.”
“The New Year is approaching and your team is busy balancing your budget. Also, a nurse sent to care for me would not enjoy the New Year holiday with her family. It is better if I take care of it myself. It would be fine if you just train your bus conductor so that no one else will be injured. I don’t want any compensation for my injury.”
“At least give me your name,” the captain asked.
Dr. Wang said, “I am a Falun Gong practitioner.”
Because Dr. Wang studied the Fa and practiced exercises every day, it did not take long for her fractured arm to completely heal.
She experienced a similar incident again in 2004. The bus took off before she completely got off and she was dragged to the ground which fractured a thigh bone.
The driver regretfully said, “It was my fault. This is my last bus of the day. I was in a hurry to get off work sooner and did not check if the rear door was clear. I will take you to the hospital and will pay for any medical expenses.”
“In the future, you should pay more attention to passenger safety,” Dr. Wang said. “There is no need to waste your money on any hospital costs for me and get yourself financially stressed. Just take me home.”
When the onlookers shouted at the driver to take Dr. Wang to the hospital, Dr. Wang calmed them down, saying: “Listen to me. I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I take things as they come. Do not let the driver bear such a big financial burden.”
A nurse, who had been on the bus, helped the driver send Dr. Wang home. She came back three days later and saw that Dr. Wang's whole leg was swollen so badly that an amputation would be required.
One night, Dr. Wang suddenly felt a hot current flowing though her body and then the severe pain vanished. Her injured leg straightened the next day. She slowly got off the bed and realized that she could stand up again. She knew Master had given her a new life. Dr. Wang deeply appreciated what Master had done for her and the tears flowed uncontrollably.
Word of her miraculous recovery soon got out. Her neighbor was surprised at Dr. Wang’s quick recovery. “You were injured so seriously. Because of your belief, you recovered completely in such a short period of time. It is truly unbelievable.”
“The bus driver did not want me to pay any bus fare since the accident happened,” Dr. Wang said. “He once told another driver: 'I injured a Falun Gong practitioner who did not make me pay.'”
A community worker told everyone she met about the accident. “Take a look at that person. She was injured so seriously by a bus. She did not ask for compensation. She did not go to the hospital and she can walk now.”
A Nurse's Miraculous Recovery
Ms. Meng Zhaohong is a nurse for Tallinn Health Center in Daxinganling, Heilongjiang Province. One day she began to feel sick. She tried all kinds of medical treatments, but nothing worked.
Ms. Meng also had a tense relationship with her husband. They frequently argued with each other and often discussed divorce. The physical and mental stress made her life miserable.
In July 1996, Ms. Meng's husband heard about Falun Gong’s power to heal. He made his wife listen to videos of Master Li's Fa lectures at a group Fa study site. During the two-hour lecture, she fell asleep and did not seem to hear a word at all, but she felt very comfortable, a feeling she had never had before.
Ms. Meng became energetic as the nine-day class concluded. She bought a copy of Zhuan Falun. She studied the Fa and did the exercises every day. Two months later, her pain was completely gone. The ailments that the hospitals could not treat were miraculously cured through cultivation.
She was moved. She knew Master Li had given her a second life.
Although Ms. Meng stopped reading the book after her diseases were gone, Dafa's qualities were deeply rooted in her heart. She changed greatly after practicing Falun Gong.
She was a nurse at a medical dispensary. She returned the medical supplies she had taken including gauzes, bandages, cotton, alcohol, and instruments. She came to work early and left late. She did not argue with others.
Ms. Meng no longer fought with her husband and did not think about divorce. She sincerely apologized to him. Her relationship with her husband's family became harmonious. Ms. Meng also took personal gain lightly. She would not take anything that was not hers.
In 1998, her husband was diagnosed with a terminal disease. She was in debt for more than 100,000 yuan to pay for his medical treatment. With her monthly wage of 400 yuan, her life was really hard, as she also had to pay tuition for her daughter who was less than 10. A co-worker helped her get a large amount of life insurance for her husband, but Ms. Meng canceled the insurance because she felt it was a cheating from the perspective of Dafa.
Although Ms. Meng had only practiced Falun Gong for two months, she was healthy and happy for more than two years after the practice. Dafa gave her health and a new life.
Persecution Destroys Health
After Jiang Zemin launched the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999, many good people were persecuted. Countless people who had just recovered from illness and suffering were once again pushed into the abyss of pain.
Dr. Wang was illegally detained and brainwashed. Her home was illegally ransacked. Her son was sentenced to a forced labor camp.
Ms. Meng was illegally detained several times, sent to labor camps twice for three years, and sentenced to four years in prison. Her daughter was 10 when the persecution started and the past 19 years have been very difficult for her.