(Minghui.org) I am a Chinese medicine doctor and have operated a private clinic in the provincial capital for more than 20 years. Since my husband retired, he has been helping me with the logistics of running the clinic.
After we began to practice Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong), the small clinic became a place for us to clarify the truth about Dafa. Many people have accepted the truth about Dafa and understand how valuable it is.
My father was a high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) official. After the CCP seized power in China, it expected its officials to divorce their wives who were from the countryside, so in 1951, my father abandoned my mother and me.
I was weak and sickly when I was little, but I was strong mentally and I endured. When I was 12, my mother came down with an infectious disease. I took her to a well-known elderly Chinese medicine doctor who cured her and then accepted me as an apprentice to learn Chinese medicine.
I learned Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine theory, pulse checking, acupuncture, and prescriptions from many senior Chinese medicine practitioners. Because of my diligence, I mastered good acupuncture skills and gained a good reputation over the years. Many patients came to me for treatment, and I opened my own clinic in 1993.
The clinic was up and running, but my own health problems worsened. When my mother died in 1996, it was a great blow to me. I had a serious stomach problem. I threw up whatever I swallowed. The pain made me feel half dead. I was diagnosed with early-stage cancer of the cardia (the upper opening of the stomach). I don’t remember how many different medications, Chinese and Western, I tried, but they were useless.
I also learned a type of qigong from a qigong master and then discovered that this so-called qigong master was deceiving people for monetary gain. At that time I was desperate, and my only reason to live was to raise our two children. My husband also did his utmost to try to help me find a cure.
In May 1997 an acquaintance gave me a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa. I said, “I won't read books about qigong.” But the acquaintance put the book down and left. I picked it up and opened it, and a paragraph caught my eye:
“But in this dimension people are provided with this kind of body, our physical bodies. With this body, one cannot put up with it if the body is cold, hot, tired, or hungry. In any case, it is suffering. When you are ill, you suffer. One has to go through birth, old age, illness, and death so that one can repay karmic debts through suffering. You are given another opportunity to see whether you can return to the origin. Therefore, human beings have dropped into a maze.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
At once I was stunned and wondered if this was referring to me? I read Zhuan Falun from beginning to end in two days. Master [Li Hongzhi] told me in the book that suffering tribulations becomes virtue. If you cultivate, your xinxing will improve and your virtue will be transformed into gong. Your gong column will be high, and you will be able to return to your original heavenly world. I wept as I read. The Fa principles that are simple and easy to understand shocked me deeply! I realized that my suffering had such great meaning!
Master saw my sincere heart to learn Dafa and opened my celestial eye on the third day. I saw a colored wheel as big as a wall clock spinning! On the fifth day, I was disease-free and could eat whatever I wanted. Because I had faith in Master and the Fa, Master took care of me and purified my body. Master eliminated all my illnesses. I couldn't believe it.
I found the nearest practice site and began to participate in their group exercises and Fa study.
When the CCP initiated the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, I could hardly believe it! My heart was filled with sorrow, but my faith in Dafa did not change. I went to Beijing to petition for the right to practice twice and was arrested. My small clinic was closed for a while. In my heart, Dafa was more important than my life, and I would never give it up!
My clinic has been a place for me to clarify the truth about Dafa since 2001. Cultivating Dafa has made my face glow with health, and I seem younger. Now I am over 60, yet people think that I am only in my 40s. Dafa opened up my wisdom, my medical skills continued to improve, the results of my treatments have gotten better, and some have been really amazing.
Dafa cultivation has also improved my xinxing. I treat my patients with compassion and put my patients' needs first. The clinic's good reputation has spread wide and far.
It is the responsibility of doctors to treat diseases. As a Dafa practitioner, it is my mission to clarify the truth to people. Everyone knows that my treatments work, which makes it easy for people to accept the truth. Once my patients understand the truth, the results of my treatments are often very good.
A man around 50 years old came to my clinic. He had herpes zoster on his back, his ribs, and chest. The pain was unbearable. He had been to many hospitals, and none could cure him.
Along with giving him the usual treatment, I also used a “fire therapy” approach. This is a special treatment method that I developed.
After I treated him once with the “fire therapy,” his pain decreased, and he recovered after three treatments.
His recovery helped me clarify the truth to him, and he listened carefully.
“These days,” I said, “diseases are becoming more and more difficult to cure. It is because people's morality is getting worse. The CCP does not want people to be good. It persecutes Falun Gong, which cultivates Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Heaven watches what people do. You have to distinguish good from bad!”
The man shouted, “Falun Dafa is good! Dafa's Master, please save me!” The man understood the truth and quit the CCP.
Several people carried a middle-aged woman from a van into the clinic. They said she'd had a cerebral hemorrhage (a stroke) and had been in the city hospital for 17 days. She had stabilized, but she could not walk due to hemiplegia—she was partially paralyzed on one side of her body.
They heard that I was very skilled and decided to bring her to me. I set up a three-stage treatment program for her. After the first 10-day treatment, she improved, but her son still had to help her. After the second treatment, she could walk by herself. After the third treatment, she was able to look after herself.
As I was treating her, I talked to her whenever I had time. I said, “You are young, and yet you had a stroke. Life is full of difficulties. Life and death is a cycle, everything cycles: the seasons, day and night, and so on. Humanity has now reached the end of its cycle, but the Creator is compassionate and comes to the world to save people. Falun Dafa is here to save people. Don't listen to the CCP's slander about Falun Gong. Sincerely recite: 'Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good' and you will benefit.” She, her husband, and her son all quit the CCP.
Guiding People to Obtain Dafa
Mr. Jia was in his 50s and was a Tai Chi coach. His wife suffered from a rare condition called achalasia cardia. Mr. Jia often accompanied his wife to our clinic for treatment.
One day Mr. Jia and his wife came with another elderly couple, Mr. Bao and his wife, who also wanted to be treated. They were relatives. Mr. Bao and his wife both suffered from a variety of ailments.
After I made an initial diagnosis, I told them, “All of your suffering comes from chronic ailments. It is better to practice Falun Gong than to get treatment here. I recovered from health problems that were worse than yours. I suffered from them for half of my life but recovered after I practiced Falun Dafa. I read the Dafa book Zhuan Falun and recovered within five days.”
“Falun Dafa,” I said, “teaches the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and teaches people to be good. Besides Zhuan Falun, there are five exercises that are easy to learn. You should try it.”
Mr. Bao said that when he and his wife visited relatives in the United States in 1997, they were honored to listen to Master Li Hongzhi's Fa teaching in San Francisco on April 6 and were deeply touched. The couple began to learn the exercises with other practitioners right away. But after the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, they gave it up out of fear. Thus, in the following decade, Mr. Bao suffered from high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and heart disease. His wife also had high blood pressure and heart disease, and her health was getting worse.
Mr. Bao and his wife said that they would resume the exercises and Fa study right away. Mr. Jia and his wife very much agreed with Dafa, and the four of them decided to practice Dafa together. We helped them obtain the Dafa materials. More than two years have passed, and the two couples are disease-free and in a very good spiritual state of mind.
Influenced by Mr. Jia and his wife, their daughter in the United States also started to cultivate in Dafa. Mr. Bao and his wife also introduced Dafa to their younger brother and sister-in-law.