(Clearwisdom.net) A female practitioner in northern Jiangsu Province began practicing Falun Dafa in the fall of 2008. Within only half a year all her illnesses disappeared. Many people have witnessed the miraculous effect of Falun Dafa in her. Below is her story, in her own words.

At the age of 48, I had endured various illnesses for more than 20 years. I began getting sick following the birth of my daughter. These illnesses have bothered me since. At age 30, I developed high blood pressure, and then coronary heart disease and diabetes. The medicines I took constantly did not cure my illnesses. Instead, new illnesses came year after year. Having so many health problems while young depressed me greatly.

I went to my older sister in extreme pain and told her what was happening. She is a Falun Dafa practitioner and recommended the practice to me. But, having seen so much media propaganda defaming Falun Dafa, I did not listen to her but continued my search for new and better medicine, even folk medicine remedies. Not only were the illnesses not cured, I was also diagnosed with a bladder stone and cerebral infarction. Living in despair, I worried constantly, even wondering if I would be able to get out of bed the next day.

Seeing my pain, my older sister once again told me the truth about Dafa. She also recommended I quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. I remember she once had symptoms of a stroke and numbness in her right leg. Without going to the hospital or spending even a penny on medication, she recovered after eight months of the practice. Through the years, she had no illness and looked younger and younger--just opposite to me. Plus, she is an honest person and will not deceive me.

I decided to try it and began to practice. My older sister showed me how to do the exercises and gave me an MP3 player to listen to Master's lectures. The lectures let me understand that Falun Dafa is helping people to become better people by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I continued to listen to the lectures and liked them very much. I also regretted that the lies from Jiang Zemin's regime prevented me from starting the practice earlier.

Probably because of my thinking, Master's Fashen began to take care of me. Having listened to the lectures once, I had a headache, other discomfort in my head, a runny nose, and an itchy feeling in my lower body. I recovered after three days. Then, three days later, additional karma was eliminated, which lasted another three days.

Since then my entire body has felt comfortable; I no longer had the feeling of illness. I cried from joy. Deep in my heart I am grateful toward Master and Dafa.

I told my husband of the changes and recommended he quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Due to CCP's defamation of Falun Dafa my husband was still hesitant, but he did not stop me from practicing. Six months later I no longer needed medicine and thus threw all of them away. Because of diabetes I was previously unable to eat rice. Now I have no dietary restrictions. My illnesses and the medications had made my face yellowish and puffy, but now people tell me my face looks healthy and rosy. My son saw the changes in me and said he would practice Falun Dafa as well.

One day after getting out of bed I noticed a shadow when looking at things--my left eye did not align properly. My husband asked me to go to the hospital. I was not afraid and called my older sister. She told me it could either be interference or a xinxing test. She told me how to send righteous thoughts. She also found practitioners to help me. With faith in Master and faith in Falun Dafa I kept listening to the lectures and doing the exercises every day. Five days later the shadow disappeared. Then I fully recovered after one week. This incident let my husband witness the miraculous effects of Dafa. He quit the CCP as well as its affiliated organizations.

Many people were surprised to see the positive changes in me and came to know of the truth about Falun Dafa. They remembered, "Falun Dafa is good," and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." Some also quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations; others wanted to practice Falun Dafa, but their family members did not let them, while yet others had already started to practice.

Now I feel fortunate and happy: Falun Dafa not only improved my physical health, but also taught me the purpose of life. I am thankful for my older sister's help and even more grateful for Master's compassionate salvation.

I often ponder the reason the CCP made up and still makes up so many lies to defame Falun Gong. Had they not done so, there would be many people like me who could benefit from the practice of Falun Gong. I really hope my experiences will help more people understand what Falun Gong really is all about. That way they will no longer be deceived by the lies and be able to live truthfully.