43. Eight Years Of Pain Gone In Five Days--My Recovery From Spondylitis
I am a civil engineer. In the winter of 1987, I worked at a construction site in a foreign country. The local winter was usually rainy. That winter it kept raining and snowing for over four months without any sunshine. In addition, the shelters we lived in at the construction site were in very poor condition. After a few months I developed rheumatic fever. My shoulders were constantly freezing. It seemed that my entire back and shoulders were covered with a thick armor. They were often heavy, tight and sore. I suffered great pain.
After returning to China in the summer of 1988, I went to the hospital where my problem was diagnosed as spondylitis. I started searching for treatments. I visited many doctors, took Chinese medicine and Western medicine, tried acupuncture, cupping, bloodletting, and chiropractic treatments. In short, I tried every remedy I could find. Not one of them worked. I even attended several qigong classes with no significant results.
I was extremely fearful of the cold in winter. I had to put on insulated cotton clothing when others had not yet put on sweaters. It was even worse in summer. While other people wore short sleeve shirts with the air-conditioning on, I still had to wear long sleeve shirts and could not even stand to have a fan blowing. Since my office was air-conditioned, I was not able to stay there unless my officemates agreed to turn it off. I felt very guilty about being such a bother. Sometimes I could do nothing but ask to leave. I was just over 30 years old, but my physical condition was that of an old man. Life was extremely stressful for me.
After eight years of misery, in 1996, a friend introduced me to Falun Dafa. I started practicing. Since I had already practiced several other qigong methods that did nothing, I didn't think it would do anything either. Just to check it out, I attended the group Fa study held in the Forestry College in Haidian District, Beijing on January 2, 1996. I got a chance to watch Teacher Li's lectures there for the first time. The 9-day lecture series and group Fa studies answered a lot of questions for me. I gained so much from those lectures. As soon as I began to study the Fa and practice the exercises, my body began to go through changes. The places that originally did not sweat and frequently felt chilly became warm and started to sweat. The feeling of heaviness and pain in my shoulders and back kept diminishing. When I came back from the fifth lecture, I sweated a lot during sleep. After I awoke the next morning, I found that all the soreness, tightness, and heaviness in my body had disappeared. I stretched my arms and felt light throughout my whole body. What a miracle! The disease that I had suffered from for 7 to 8 years and that could not be cured by any major hospital was completely cured by Falun Dafa in 5 days. What a miracle! At that moment I truly believed in Falun Dafa and really appreciated Teacher Li.
Through studying the Fa and doing the exercises, my physical condition today is totally different from what it was several years ago. Now, in the summer, I not only enjoy the cool air from the fan, I also feel comfortable with the air conditioner turned up to the coldest setting. Since I started practicing Falun Dafa, I haven't needed to see a doctor or take any medicine. I have said goodbye to hospitals and bitter medicine. Not only am I free of suffering but I also save lots of money in medical bills for our country. In a physical examination arranged by my company, I was found to be completely normal in every respect. Falun Dafa gave me a healthy body, and, more importantly, it purified my heart.
What a miracle!