By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Shanxi, China

I am over 60 years old and live in Tazhi Village, Shanxi Province. I started to practice Falun Dafa in 1999. Soon afterward, my condition, known as Ankylosing spondylitis (spinal arthritis), vanished!

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its persecution of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, I was arrested for practicing my belief. The local police would beat practitioners who said, “Falun Dafa is good” and forced us to stand under the sun for long periods of time.

The police colluded with the village committee to ransack my home, and confiscated my Falun Dafa books, photos of the founder of the practice (Li Hongzhi) and other personal items.

Under extreme pressure, I eventually gave up practicing Dafa against my will. I felt helpless and hopeless upon facing the magnitude of the CCP's suppression.

My old illness recurred and got worse than before. My husband and son had to take me to the provincial hospital where my condition was confirmed.

I was completely paralyzed—I couldn’t stand, sit, or sleep. My whole body was stiff: It was even difficult for my son to carry me. I received many shots and took medicine, yet my brain function continued to decline. My back curved 90 degrees, and my whole body was in extreme pain. None of the treatments worked.

One day, I suddenly thought of Falun Dafa and decided to practice it again. I stopped taking the medications, and instead, did the fifth sitting meditation exercise, and studied the Fa every day. My condition gradually improved, and I was able to walk on my own in one month.

After I was able to walk, I started to go out to tell people the facts about the practice, the persecution, and my miraculous experience.

Hunchback Reversed

By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Heilongjiang Province, China

Mrs. Ding lives in Mohe County in Daxinganling, Heilongjiang Province. For 36 years, she had a severe hunchback that curved 90 degrees. She was unable to lift her head and could only look at the ground.

When she first heard about Falun Dafa in 2004, she was already in her 70s. She went to ask a Falun Dafa practitioner she knew to teach her the practice. The practitioner gave her Master Li's Fa lecture recordings to listen to.

Mrs. Ding’s view of life changed dramatically afterward: She was more positive, happy, and hopeful.

One day, when doing the Dafa exercises with other practitioners, she began to sweat so much that it dripped onto the floor. That evening, after using the restroom, her daughter asked in shock, “Mom, what happened to you? Your back is straight!”

Many people from her town heard of her recovery and would go see for themselves if it was true. Several local border guards even traveled to Mrs. Ding's hometown to witness the miraculous effects of Falun Dafa.