(Minghui.org) In 1993, the Magazine China Today published an article about Falun Gong and its founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. I would like to share this small look back with others to highlight Falun Gong's health benefits and show how the practice was seen as “amazing” before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) initiated the brutal persecution in 1999.
According to the article “The Amazing Healing Effect of Falun Gong,”
“Master Li has taught Falun Gong in several cities and conducted classes in Beijing. Participants came from the central government, as well as people from all walks of life. There were military personnel, professors, students, and physicians. People of all ages, from teens to elderly folks, came to learn the practice. Many saw their mind and health improve after practicing.”
The article also mentioned a specific treatment case by Master Li:
“Ms. Peng Jialun, a retired employee from Beijing Fanggang Food Store, had severe rheumatoid disease and was paralyzed for six years. Not too long ago, she was able to stand up, walk, and take care of herself. I was very shocked by her recovery. The elderly lady told me that she had spent over 20,000 yuan seeking treatment at major hospitals in Beijing the past few years, but her illness worsened. She met Mr. Li Hongzhi last November, and after less than 20 minutes of treatment, she was able to get up from the wheelchair, and her health has improved since then.
“Qigong is part of China's precious cultural heritage. There are many qigong practices, and they are very effective in treating illnesses and maintaining health. Falun Gong is one of them.”
China Today, formerly known as China Reconstructs, is a monthly magazine founded in 1952 by Soong Ching-ling and Israel Epstein. It is published in Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German, and Turkish. Its purpose is to promote the image of China and its government to people outside of China. It was renamed Modern China and changed to China Today in 1990.