Medical Miracles Brought About by Falun Dafa (Part 2): A Way Out at a Dead End
(Minghui.org) Having good health is everyone’s dream, but many suffer from ailments that even modern medicine cannot cure. Falun Dafa, however, has enabled many of its practitioners to recover from incurable diseases. Based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Falun Dafa was introduced to the public on May 13, 1992. Over the past 28 years, practitioners in over 100 countries have improved their physical health, uplifted their moral character, and become better citizens.
Back in 1998, six years after the introduction of Falun Dafa, China’s General Administration of Sports organized health professionals to conduct a total of five surveys on the healing effect of Falun Dafa. Nearly 35,000 practitioners in Beijing, Wuhan (the capital of Hubei Province), Dalian (a metropolitan city in Liaoning Province), and Guangdong Province participated in these five surveys.
Results showed that 98% of the participants had experienced improved physical health and saved an average of about 20 million yuan (or $3 million) in medical expenses per year for their employers.
Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa written by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi, was published in China in late 1994. Two years later, it became one of the top-ten bestsellers in China. Currently translated into over 40 languages, it is the Chinese book that has been translated into the most foreign languages.
This series is a collection of experiences about Falun Dafa practitioners who have benefited tremendously by reading the book and living by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
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There is a Chinese saying that “The divine will not abandon us.” Even in the most stressful of situations, when there seems to be no way out, maintaining an upright mind and a virtuous heart may lead you to just where you need to be, like the following Falun Gong practitioners have discovered for themselves.
Just when things seem to reach the lowest point for many of them, they manage to find a way out in Falun Dafa, which has not only healed them but given them joy and most of all––hope.
A Way Out at a Dead End
Ms. Ma Shuhua, 69, from Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, had a miserable youth. After giving birth, her uterus was severely damaged due to excessive dilation and curettage. She had surgery performed to have it repaired but to little effect. Every time she had her period, she had to go to the hospital for drainage assistance, a very painful procedure.
She also suffered from inherited ichthyosis. Her skin was dry and cracked, and she had to wear cotton knit clothes, even in the heat of summer. Her face was hot and red, but with hardly a drop of sweat.
Later on, she contracted cholecystitis as well; she looked sallow and lifeless, and she often felt as if she was being stabbed by a knife. There was almost never a moment when her shoulders and lower back did not hurt.
Like most Chinese today, she was taught to be an atheist since she was a child. She also complained about others when her life was hard to cope with. As a result, she had gotten into a cold war with her mother-in-law, despised her sisters-in-law, and often fought with her husband. All of these interpersonal conflicts made her physical pain even worse.
Later, she obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and read the entire book in one night. She was so touched and inspired by it that she couldn't hold back her tears.
“I’ve found a way out at a dead end,” she recalled. “I now understand that all of this suffering I experience today is the result of the bad things I did in the past. I now know the true meaning of life.”
As she practiced Falun Gong, the pain in her gallbladder went away, and her sallow face turned rosy. For a while, she developed a layer of black bumps on her body; after the bumps faded away, she was able to sweat when she felt hot, like normal. Her skin became soft and tender, her back straightened and her menstrual pain stopped. She became completely healthy.
Following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Ms. Ma also improved her character. As a result, her family became happy and harmonious. Impressed by these great changes in his wife, her husband started to practice as well and quit smoking and drinking.
Being Saved in Three Days
Ms. Zhong Dongmei, a farmer in Dingxing County, Hebei Province, was in dire straits. The list of ailments she had included rheumatic neuralgia, chronic gastric issues, congenital heart disease, comprehensive neurasthenia, neurosis, multiple bone tumors, plus side effects from fertility and sterilization surgeries.
On top of everything, she also had bronchitis and often passed out from peripheral nerve pain. Whenever this occurred, her whole family would often cry out of the fear that she wouldn't come to again. They consulted with many doctors, but none of them held any hope for her.
“This person is hopeless,” said one of her doctors.
It was heartbreaking for the family to hear such statements, as Ms. Zhong was still young with two young children. The older one was four and the younger one was only a newborn.
At the end of July 1997, she was in bed waiting to die when her family brought her a copy of Zhuan Falun. She read it and realized it taught people to become good, selfless citizens. She decided to conduct herself according to its principles and tried to learn the exercises.
Because Ms. Zhong couldn't stand up, her children helped her lean against the wall and her bed when she tried to do the second exercise which requires standing. Her legs trembled but she felt quite comfortable.
A mere three days later, all her health problems disappeared.
Ms. Li Wenhong, who worked for the Petroleum Geophysics Bureau of Bazhou City, Hebei Province, suffered from chronic gastritis in 1999 and fell into depression not long afterward.
As her depression worsened, her gastric function declined further and she became paralyzed and could no longer eat normally. A condition like hers is very rare, with no effective cure.
She went to see the most prestigious experts in gastrointestinal motility at all of Beijing's major hospitals, but no one could help her. In the end, she had to rely on a nasal feeding tube and a gastric tube inserted into the small intestine to keep her alive.
She also sought treatment at the major Chinese medicine hospitals in Beijing, but nothing worked. The director of the Gastroenterology Department from Xuanwu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing confirmed that her illness was a rare disease with no cure.
Over those ten years, the hospital issued many critical condition notices to her family. She became emaciated, her internal organs gradually deteriorating. In addition, she also suffered from urinary incontinence. Although only in her 30s, she looked like someone in her 70s. To survive, she tried to stay in the hospital as long as she could. But in 2013, she was discharged from the hospital again.
Most amazing of all was the fact that she gained her new life without spending a penny! Her friends were stunned by her miraculous recovery, and a doctor who used to treat her even asked, “Is Li Wenhong still alive?”
When she heard that Li Wenhong was fully recovered by practicing Falun Gong, the doctor said, “It’s a miracle!”
“I Must Have Done Something Good in the Past to Be Able to Have a New Lease on Life”
Ms. Run Xiang, a 53-year-old from Inner Mongolia, had a clear cell carcinoma in her right kidney removed in 2010. She developed cancer in her left breast in 2012 and had it removed that same year. In early 2015, when she went to Beijing for her pericardium and pleural effusions, doctors found that her cancer cells had spread and that she had only two months to one year to live.
She lost over 15 kilos (33 pounds) due to the side effects of the drugs. When she went for another checkup, she had also developed problems in her lungs. Ms. Run knew that she was running out of time, and out of desperation, she listened to her elder sister’s advice and started to practice Falun Dafa as a last resort.
The day after she tried to learn the exercises, she was able to lie down and sleep (for the previous five months, due to fluid accumulation, she had to sit up at night time) and did not need to use oxygen for the first time in six months.
The next day, the severe cough that had troubled her for several months subsided. A week later, she became energetic and developed a good appetite. Also she no longer felt tired and breathless walking or going upstairs, and she could talk to people normally. By the eleventh day, new hair had begun to grow to replace the hair she had lost due to chemotherapy. Forty days later, she had turned into a completely new person––people were quite impressed.
“I don’t know what good things I did in the past to be given a new lease on life,” she wrote in an article to Minghui in 2015.
The Blessing of Good Health
Mr. Wu Dianzhong from Tianjin and his sister had depended on each other all their lives. In October 1999, his sister was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to have two-thirds of her tongue removed. She lost all of her hair due to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. What's more, she couldn’t eat or sleep and had to rely on painkillers to keep going.
She had become so emaciated that she weighed only 35 kilos (or 77 pounds). Less than half a year later, a lump was found in her abdominal cavity and she was taken to the operating room again. The attending physician told her that she had less than two years to live. Life was so miserable for her that she even wanted to end it all.
After she got home, Wu brought her a copy of Zhuan Falun. She read it and understood why she had been so unfortunate in her life. In addition, she learned that she could improve her health only by being a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
She was very strict with herself and conscientiously studied the Falun Gong principles. She also did the exercises. Soon after, she went through a body-cleansing process, where she vomited and had diarrhea for four days. She passed blood clots and other fluid, with a very strong chemical scent. On the fifth day, her body felt incredibly light and relaxed, and she was completely healed. In less than six months, she put on weight and her tongue also had some new growth.
Saved from the Verge of Death through Practicing Falun Gong
Ms. Li Yujun, 66, is from Longkou City of Shandong Province. She developed a disease a few years after she got married, which caused numbness and stiffness throughout her whole body. She felt that her body was divided in half down the middle and she was mentally confused. One side of her felt worse than the other. That side felt heavy and rigid and would freeze up all of a sudden.
She went to a number of hospitals to seek treatment, but they could not offer any clear diagnosis. At last, Qingdao Mountain University Hospital suspected that she was suffering from allergic sub-septicemia.
Ms. Li also had work-related leg injuries, cholecystitis, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, and migratory joint pain. With all these health problems, she could no longer take care of herself and had to take strong drugs to relieve the pain. She was truly struggling at the brink of death.
In July 1996, she came across the book Zhuan Falun by chance and was convinced by the profound principles of Falun Dafa. After reading it, she learned how to be a good person and a practitioner. The day after she started reading the book and learning the exercises, all of her illnesses were healed. For the next 20 plus years, she never needed to take any medication or visit the hospital, as she was perfectly healthy.
In 2017, she was arbitrarily arrested and suffered a relapse in the detention center as a result of the maltreatment. Within 20 days, more than 500 people signed their names or put their fingerprints on a petition asking the local authorities to release Ms. Li and attesting to her good character.
Severe Pain Disappeared
Ms. Wang Guiyun from Changchun of Jilin Province was paralyzed and confined to bed due to a combination of multiple health conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, a herniated lumbar intervertebral disc, and thoracic spine hyperplasia, which led to a cervical intervertebral disc herniation.
Her brain and cerebellum were atrophied, and she'd had a stroke. Ms. Wang sought help from various major hospitals in Changchun and tried all kinds of treatments and therapies, but nothing worked.
A prestigious expert in the field declared that her type of hernia is rare and there is no cure. She could have a heart attack at any time. She also developed urinary incontinence and was unable to eat by herself.
Ms. Wang was heartbroken seeing her children and loved ones. She didn’t want to die but felt she had to face reality. She prepared a shroud for herself discretely and wrote a suicide note.
Just as her life almost came to an end, she received a copy of Zhuan Falun in early July 2002. She was deeply inspired by the principles in the book and understood the meaning of life. She started by striving to be a good person, and strove to become an even better person. Her illnesses disappeared shortly afterwards.
It has been many years since then, and she has never needed to take any medication since, saving her employer a large sum in medical expenses.
Desperate Bone Cancer Patient Brought Back to Life
Ms. Li Jumei, an elementary school teacher in Jiahe County of Hunan Province, was diagnosed with a bone cancer that hospitals pronounced incurable. She lost all of her hair, developed necrosis in her fingers, and started menopause in her 30s. She tried all kinds of qigong practices to improve her health, but nothing worked.
Hopeless, Ms. Li started to practice Falun Dafa as a last resort. In less than a month, a miracle occurred. All of her symptoms disappeared, and her hair and nails also began to regrow. Three months later, when she went back to the provincial hospital for a checkup, all of her results were normal.
She told everyone she knew, “Falun Dafa saved my life.”
The specialist who took care of her became very interested and asked her to leave him a copy of Zhuan Falun.
Both Ms. Li and her husband Guo Huisheng were brutally persecuted by the CCP for their practice of Falun Dafa. At one point, Ms. Li was in critical condition and had to be taken to the hospital for emergency treatment. Mr. Guo was beaten so brutally that he lost consciousness and died on October 12, 2009. He was only 52.
Physically Impaired Woman Found Answer to Life's Questions
Ms. Pei Fei, who worked in a textile company in Jilin Province, started to have health issues in her 20s. She had frequent abdominal pain and lower back pain. To make things worse, an incident during an exploratory surgery left her in even more pain. She could not straighten her back after the surgery.
By the time she was 32, Ms. Pei was spending most of her time in bed. She was suffering from heart disease, chest pain, uterine fibroids, and so on. She could not even take care of herself and depended on her mother to care for her.
She tried different types of energy practices but none had helped. After many setbacks, she decided to watch some Falun Dafa video lectures. They convinced her that the practice held the answers to her many questions. She diligently did the exercises and soon made a complete recovery.
Taking Up Falun Gong During the Persecution
Ms. Yuan Xiuying is from Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. She suffered from frequent heart attacks, with her heart racing at times between them. Every time she was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment, her family would receive a “critical condition notice” from doctors.
Both she and her husband were unemployed, and they had a young daughter to provide for. In utter despair, she remembered someone mentioning Falun Gong to her, saying that the practice had miraculous healing powers. However, the CCP had banned the practice and those who practiced Falun Gong would be persecuted.
She thought about it and said to her husband, “Hospitals can’t cure my illnesses. I want to practice Falun Gong, no matter what. I can’t just wait to die.”
Her husband agreed.
In December 2004, she obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun and learned the five exercises. Nine months later, her cluster headaches, gastroenteritis, bronchitis, cervical spondylosis, pain from an injured tailbone, and pancreatitis all vanished. The facial bumps that had bothered her for more than 20 years disappeared as well.
Her friends and family said that she seemed to have changed into a whole different person. Her superiors at work, former classmates, colleagues, and neighbors all witnessed the miraculous healing power of Falun Gong.
A Second Chance at Life
According to an August 20, 2013, Minghui report, a man working in finance suffered from lumbar tuberculosis in 1990. He had a major operation at his local hospital, but it was unsuccessful. He had another major operation at the provincial tuberculosis hospital and suffered a lot. Blackened bones from his third, fourth, and fifth lumbar spine were removed, and he had to have two blood transfusions.
He could not be given a general anesthetic for the lumbar spine surgery, so when the surgeon used a chisel and hammer to chip away at his bones, the pain was excruciating. After the operation, he was bedridden for over a year, as he could not move or turn over.
In 2001, he had blurred vision in his left eye all of a sudden and he went blind in that eye within a few days. Uveitis, a rare and incurable disease, was the diagnosis. He needed imported drugs injected into the eyeball twice a week. If he stopped the injections, he would become blind in his left eye.
In 2005, someone gave his mother-in-law a copy of Zhuan Falun. He didn’t pay much attention at first, but as he read on, he became more and more focused and found it to be a wonderful book. He finished reading it overnight and was deeply inspired, gaining a new understanding about the meaning of life.
Falun Gong practitioners taught him how to do the exercises, and he read other lectures by Master Li. Soon, all his illnesses disappeared without any medical treatment. He became strong, and his face glowed with health. He was able to carry a 50 kilo (110 pound) bag of rice with no problem; replacing heavy gas tanks became an easy task. He owes all this to Falun Dafa.
(To be continued)