31. Severe Curvature Of The Spine Lasting Twenty Years
Straightens Up In Three Days
Last year, a Falun Dafa website published an article Entitled ￣Why a Policeman Said, ｀Falun Gong Practitioners Are All Wise People.' ＾The article discussed how a policeman had witnessed an elderly woman's curvature of the spine (kyphosis) of over 20 years becoming straight after she practiced Falun Gong for three months. After a long and difficult search, I finally found this woman. The following is the story she told me:
I read the article published about me on the internet. What the policeman said was largely true but not totally accurate. After practicing Falun Gong, my illness was healed in three days, not three months. Really, in only three days, my curved spine of twenty-years became straight! Falun Dafa is so wonderful. I am a vivid example. My name is Wu Weiyu. I live in Yishan Village, Liuzhou City. Ever since I was 50 years old, I had not been able to hold my back upright. For the last 20 years, I felt pain in my back every single day. My body was bent nearly at a right angle. I sought treatment everywhere. I took a lot of medicine and spent a lot of money. My son was very nice to me. Whenever he learned that there was a good Chinese doctor somewhere, he took me there for treatment. He also said that he was willing to spend tens of thousands of yuan as long as it would cure my illness. At that time, tens of thousands of yuan was not a small number
One day, my neighbor, Ms. Li, told me about a person whose spinal curvature of over ten years had become straight after he practiced Falun Gong for only one year. She asked me if I believed it. I said immediately,￣I believe it, I believe it. Please teach me. I am willing to pay for it.￣ Ms. Li said, ￣Those of us who teach Falun Gong are volunteers. We don't collect any fee.￣ After she said that, she gave me some informational materials from other Falun Gong practitioners.
She then gave me a copy of
Falun [the principal teachings of Falun Gong]. She asked me to read the book carefully, and she taught me the exercises.
After I read
Zhuan Falun, I understood many principles. Many questions that I could never understand became clear. The third day after I started to practice Falun Gong was the most unforgettable day of my life. It was December 25, 1998. On that day, I got up very early. Although I had only learned two of the exercises, and I could not even sit with my legs crossed, I went to the park at 4:30 a.m. On the way to the park, I felt different than ever before; my body felt light and my stomach muscles were not as tight as before. There were over ten people at the exercise site. We stood in a circle listening to the exercise music. When we were doing Exercise Two, holding the wheel, my spine suddenly made a sound,￣ crack, crack, crack.￣ It was very quiet at that time. Everybody there heard the sound of my spine cracking. I felt that my body was slowly straightening up. A moment later, I could see the heads of fellow practitioners. Before, I could only see other people's legs. For 20 years, I bore the heavy burden of my disease; I often did not understand why I was even alive. It is our Teacher who gave me a healthy body. I could not describe what I felt then. Thousands of words could not express my gratitude to our Teacher.
After we finished our exercises, my fellow practitioners opened their eyes and asked what the sound was. When they saw me standing there straight, they were all shocked, Ah! Ms. Wu, were you that tall? Everybody at the site shed tears of happiness, pressed their hands together in the Heshi gesture [Heshi -- a sign of respect], and thanked our Teacher for his Compassion.
About six months later, July 20, 1999 arrived. The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners began that day. The Municipal Party Committee of Liuzhou City, the City Administration, the Police Bureau, and the police stations of all districts and neighborhoods took turns arresting Falun Gong practitioners, ransacking our homes, threatening us, and trying to force us to give up Falun Gong. Policemen brought pen and paper and asked me to write a guarantee letter [to renounce Falun Gong]. I wrote, ￣My Teacher is the kindest person in the world. His favor to me is grander than a mountain. I guarantee that I will follow my Teacher all of this life, and forever.￣
I told my story to all the policemen. I gathered all my neighbors and co-workers as my witnesses. They all testified, Wu Weiyu s back was bent for over 20 years. It's true that it was cured about half a year ago.
On July 28, 1999, two journalists from the column Current Situations of the Police, in a journal run by the Police Bureau of Liuzhou City, and two policemen from the police bureau came to my house with a TV camera. They demanded that I read a statement they had already written saying that my illness was cured through taking medicine Instead, I said directly into the camera, For over twenty years I suffered from curvature of the spine, I lived a very difficult life. Did the Party care about me then? Now, my Teacher cured my illnesses asking nothing in return. Now you want me to betray my Teacher and do things against heaven and my own conscience. I won't do it.
A policeman threatened to send me to a forced labor camp if I did not cooperate. I said, Kill me with a knife or a bullet if you dare. Thus, the videotape could not serve their purpose. This incident was simply forgotten with time. In the last five years, I have been persistently studying the Fa (1) and practicing the exercises. I have not needed to take any medicine, and my body has become healthier and healthier. My personal experience has proven that practicing Falun Gong can make one healthier. I will never give up cultivation never!
(1) Fa: Law and principles, the teachings of Falun Dafa