(Minghui.org) In order to improve my poor health, years ago I started practicing many different forms of qigong. None of them proved effective however. In 1999, a friend told me about the benefits of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong).

A few days later, I found myself unable to sleep at 5:00 a.m., and decided to visit the Falun Gong practice site nearby. A practitioner there lent me a mat, and encouraged me to sit down and practice with them. I felt so good after the session that I started attending the nightly group exercise site.

Within two months of practicing, my many illnesses, including severe cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, had disappeared. My joy was indescribable. Half a year later however, Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), launched the persecution against Falun Gong. Under pressure from my family and society, I gave up the practice at that time.

I then devoted my free time to dancing and playing Mahjong. Before long my illnesses recurred and I began taking an endless amount of medication and injections. Besides a swollen body, I suffered from an irregular heart beat and shortness of breath.

Our family had to survive on my husband’s low salary, as I was not working at the time. This amount had to cover our household expenses, my son’s school fees, and my medical expenses. Our family was soon living a very tough life.

I ran into a friend in April 2003. She asked in shock, “What happened to you? How did you end up in this state?”

I told her about my failing health and how modern medicine had failed to cure me. She curiously asked, “Aren’t you still practicing Falun Gong?”

I told her that I no longer dared to practice it.

My friend immediately told me not to believe the lies and propaganda put out by the state-run media about Falun Gong. She said, “I am still cultivating, so my health remains good. Quickly come back and practice Falun Gong. Your illness is so serious, only Master Li can save you.”

I followed her advice, and began practicing again. Within a week, my illnesses completely vanished. That was ten years ago, and I remain in perfect health. Our family’s financial situation has greatly improved and my spirit was lifted. I no longer quarrel with my husband and have learned how to be a good person.

My Mother Obtains the Fa

I returned to my hometown to visit my mother in September 2003. She is well known in our village for her poor health. From my earliest memories, she could not do any physical work, nor even come into contact with cold water. She took her medications as frequently as her meals.

During my visit, my mother expressed her happiness over my improved health. However, when I asked her to practice Falun Gong, she replied, “I have so many illnesses, and I'm already so old. How can I practice it?”

I replied, “Master Li only requires practitioners to possess a heart of kindness. As long as you want to cultivate, Master will help you.”

Shortly after my mother started practicing, her long-term illnesses vanished, and she was soon able to touch cold water with no repercussions. Although she was already 68 years of age, she started going out to farm the land.

Fellow villagers were stunned to see my mother helping out in the fields, and the news spread like wildfire. Soon after, my mother opened a small shop, and began telling her customers about Falun Gong and the persecution.

My Sister was Saved by Dafa

In July 2015, my younger sister and some of her colleagues were working at a construction site when a hoist on the sixth floor gave way, dislodging a heavy board, which hurtled down towards my sister. The board struck my sister’s safety helmet, sending it flying meters away. Her left foot ended up embedded in the dirt that was made by the fallen board.

Her horrified colleagues thought she was a goner. However, they found her standing motionless and apparently unharmed. The foreman ran over, and my sister reassured him that she was fine. “The bodhisattva your family worships must be very powerful. You scared us all half to death!” exclaimed the foreman.

My sister told him, “My family doesn't worship any Bodhisattva. My mother and my elder sister are Falun Dafa practitioners, and they advised me to recite, ‘Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,’ whenever I meet with any life threatening situations. It was Falun Dafa and its Master who saved me from being crushed to death.”

The foreman advised my sister to go to the hospital for a checkup, then stay at home and rest for a few days. However, she came to work the next day, and explained to the puzzled foreman, “My mother said that Dafa teaches a person to have high moral standards and to be considerate of others. My foot is a little swollen, but there is no pain. Since I continue to receive my salary, it is not right for me to take advantage of my situation and rest at home.”

The foreman was very touched, and replied, “If all our workers were like you, our site would have fewer conflicts.”

More than a dozen of my family members now practice Falun Gong, and Dafa has consistently displayed its miracles for us to see.

I hope that by sharing our experiences, others will be convinced of its goodness and reject the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda and lies about Falun Gong.