(Minghui.org) One of my co-workers recently came to talk to me, saying she was often ill. Although she eats right, takes supplements, does physical therapy, and sees renowned doctors, they haven't helped much. “I think you are probably the only one in the company who doesn't get sick. What's your secret?” she asked.

“It's very simple,” I replied. I told her my story, from when I was ill to regaining my health and beyond.

From Illness to Health

I was often ill from the time I was very young. This prompted me to read a lot of medical books and I became knowledgeable about different medications. I always carried medicine with me wherever I went. If I didn't, I would worry. This continued after I began to work. Although I took good care of myself, the change of seasons always caused me problems. I was usually the first or second person at work to get sick.

This was an inconvenience when it came to my work and my personal life. Once I had to travel to a provincial capital to see a doctor. There were no cell phones back then, and my co-workers eventually contacted my father when I didn't show up at work for several days.

About a month after I began to practice Falun Dafa in June 1997, however, my illnesses vanished, including severe leg pain. I also gained much-needed weight: I went from 110 to 130 pounds. People who knew me were surprised to see how I changed and how fair my skin was after practicing Falun Dafa.

The physical changes were only part of the benefits. After reading Falun Dafa books and sharing with other practitioners, I learned that cultivation practice means becoming a better person. Instead of being cynical, I was optimistic. And I was so happy.

A Serious Test

On the morning of July 22, 1999, my co-workers told me to turn on the TV, saying there were reports about Falun Dafa. I went to my workplace dorm and saw all kinds of defamatory news about Falun Dafa. I was born in the 1970s and had no idea what political campaigns were like. But the news frustrated and confused me and I was in despair. The anguish I felt was beyond description.

I was still thinking about this the following day, trying to figure out what happened, when my right leg began to ache, something I had not experienced for two years. I used to have a tumor in that bone and it was very painful. Because of that, I often woke up at about 3 a.m. and had difficulty going back to sleep. Falun Dafa restored my health and so much more. How could I deny it?

Eventually I came to understand that Falun Dafa had turned me into a better person. All my co-workers and friends had witnessed this. In fact, my supervisor once said I was one of the most trustworthy people he'd ever met. Also, everyone in my family was able to get along well together. No one could deny these facts, so Falun Dafa must be righteous.

With that thought and determination, the pain in my leg disappeared again. I felt relieved because I knew I had passed a test.

Debunking the Hate Propaganda

After 19 years of slanderous propaganda, many Chinese people still have lots of misunderstandings about Falun Dafa. When I tell people about how I changed, they are surprised: “How come I didn't know that Falun Dafa improves health?” My heart sinks because so many have been fooled by the communist party.

The propaganda also claimed that Falun Dafa practitioners refused to take medicine. I often explain that I have practiced for over 20 years and have been healthy all that time. So what would be the point of taking medicine? Plus, all medicine has side effects. I remember explaining this to an elderly Chinese medicine doctor and he was very touched by my positive changes after I started to practice.

During the massive persecution, so many practitioners have been detained, tortured, and even abused with psychiatric drugs. Their family members have also been negatively impacted. If the suppression had never happened, practitioners, their family members, and society overall would be much better off.

I sincerely hope that more people can calm down and find out what Falun Dafa really is. Those who support what is right and those who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will be blessed.