(Minghui.org) Having good health is everyone’s dream, but many suffer from diseases 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. In the past 28 years, practitioners in over 100 countries have improved their physical health and uplifted their moral character, becoming better citizens of the society.

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.

Seven-Year Paralysis Gone in One Night

Ms. Liu Wenjun suffered from poor health since she was young, and she became paralyzed after giving birth to her second child. She was found to have osteonecrosis and also an abnormally high number of tuberculosis bacteria in her body. She underwent surgery, but her condition didn't improve. Three years later, she lost feeling in her legs, one after the other, rendering her unable to roll over in bed. She had bedsores on her back and often had seizures.

On June 23, 1996, a neighbor brought her a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and she began reading the article “On Dafa” at the beginning of the book. She was in awe of the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance taught in the book and kept thinking about how she should live by these principles. As she was reading, her body felt very comfortable. Although she had chronic insomnia, she slept soundly that night.

Ms. Liu felt very energetic the next morning. Her mind was also very clear and she could speak normally. Her children couldn't believe what they saw and went to get their aunt to see if anything had gone wrong with their mother. When they returned home, they saw their mother standing beside her bed. They were overjoyed and cried. Drawn by the commotion, the neighbors also came over to take a look. At the time, Ms. Liu's husband returned home and he thought his wife must have died with so many people in his house. Needless to say, he was awestruck by the miracle too.

Ms. Liu’s mother was thrilled after noticing that she had recovered after reading the beginning of Zhuan Falun. “This is what my daughter has been waiting for. Thank you!” she said to Master Li’s portrait in the book. More than 20 years have passed and Ms. Liu has been healthy. Both her family and her relatives have witnessed her recovery, and they know that Falun Dafa is the best.

An Incurable Illness on Earth

Ms. Wang Yonghua, a resident of Funing County, Hebei Province, used to suffer from leukemia, heart disease, and breast cancer. Part of her body—below her knees and above the waist—later began to fester. It spread quickly, and within several months, her entire neck was swollen. Her doctors did not know what was wrong with her and said it was an illness that “cannot be cured by anyone on earth.”

At that time, someone gave Ms. Wang a copy of Zhuan Falun. After reading it for several days, she came to understand the importance of being a good person. “Only by being selfless and considerate of others can one escape suffering in this world,” she recalled, “That is, being a Falun Dafa practitioner means focusing on improving one’s character while being generous to others.”

Within ten days, the festering all over her body stopped, and new flesh began to grow. As she began doing Falun Dafa exercises, all her illnesses disappeared. Her husband, Mr. Guo Daoyou, told friends and relatives about his wife's miracle and he began practicing Falun Dafa too.

Because of their belief, however, Mr. Guo was arrested in August 2008 and sent to Jidong Prison in September 2009. He was tortured in prison and died in February 2017 at age 60. Ms. Wang was arrested in March 2009 and later sentenced to three and a half years in prison. With both parents imprisoned for their faith, their two school-age children had to fend for themselves.

A Patient with Advanced Diabetes Rejected by Hospital

Ms. Cai Wei, from Fushun City, Liaoning Province, began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996 and experienced many miracles. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began suppressing the practice in 1999, she stopped out of fear and was diagnosed with late-stage diabetes in 2007.

Her condition worsened to the point that doctors at two major hospitals, including China Medical University at Shenyang and Liaoning Thrombosis Treatment Center, gave up on her. They felt that they did not have any further treatments that could impact Ms. Cai Wei’s multiple chronic health problems, including inability to swallow, deafness, blindness, and organ failure.

After being sent back home, Ms. Cai knew that she had no hope at all other than resuming practicing Falun Dafa. She took out Zhuan Falun again and read the first 40 pages in about two hours. As her husband measured her blood sugar the next morning, he called out, “This is unbelievable!” Her blood sugar had dropped to a perfectly normal level! She was able to get out of bed and came downstairs walking around like a normal person.

Her family and neighbors were all impressed by these changes. “Falun Dafa is indeed great!” one of them called out. Since then, Ms. Cai has not needed medicine. Her skin also turned fair and her gray hair turned black. People who knew her said that she looked at least ten years younger.

A Disabled Woman in Her 70s

Ms. Wang Zanmei is a resident in her 70s from Qi County, Henan Province. Her left leg was disabled because she had polio during childhood. After an accident, her left leg suffered a comminuted fracture and became further compromised. After two major surgeries, it was totally dysfunctional and she had to rely on crutches.

If that was not enough, Ms. Wang also had a severe heart disease, insufficient blood supply to the cerebral vessels, and numbness on the right side of the body. She felt hopeless and often thought of suicide.

She received a copy of Zhuan Falun from someone in May 1998 and found it a true gem. As she continued reading the book, Ms. Wang came to understand the purpose of life and why people suffer in this world. “It tells a person to act according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. By constantly improving our moral character, we will be able to return to the origin,” she explained.

Following the book, Ms. Wang always looked within when running into conflicts with others. To her surprise, all her illnesses disappeared and she could walk normally, as well as bend during a two-hour-long sitting meditation.

Recovery from Black Lung

Ms. Lian Jinchun used to suffer from black lung caused by asbestos. She developed serious rheumatoid arthritis in 1996, which also affected her heart. Her family spent all their savings on medical bills but failed to find a cure for her illnesses. The side effects of the medications also ruptured her blood vessels. As doctors in numerous hospitals said that her diseases were incurable, she prepared a shroud for her death.

At that moment, a friend introduced Falun Dafa to her. Touched by the profound teachings in the book, Ms. Lian made up her mind to cultivate. At noon that day, she felt that her body was immobilized and that a gigantic hand was carrying her to a place far away where there was a large pond with clean water. Then she saw herself—already cleansed—drying off with a white towel.

All her pain disappeared after this dream and she could do cooking and other household chores like a normal person. “Both my body and mind were relaxed and happy, something beyond words,” she added.

Six months into her practice of Falun Dafa, lumps began to form at her joints. Three days later, the lumps broke and pus as well as rotten flesh came out. From studying the teachings of Falun Dafa, Ms. Lian knew that the root causes of her rheumatoid arthritis had been dug out and pushed outside of her body. Then she spat out many bean-sized lumps, which she knew were the root causes of her black lung being removed from her body.

Ms. Lian's black lung soon disappeared. Her health was better than ever and her family business, once closed due to her illness, reopened.

Courage to Speak the Facts

Despite these benefits of Falun Dafa, the traditional values it represents are at odds with the CCP’s nature of brutality and lies. The CCP launched a nationwide campaign against Falun Dafa in July 1999, and during the past 21 years many practitioners have been subjected to arrests, detention, and imprisonment for their belief. Their efforts of exposing the persecution were often met with harsh punishment.

Ms. Dong Xiaoli, an employee of Shanhetun Forestry Bureau in Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province, was arrested on March 17, 2016, while distributing materials about Falun Gong near her home. During a trial on July 14 that year, her lawyer defended her freedom of belief, and she also recalled her experience of the practice.

Ms. Dong had been diagnosed with leukemia while in her late 20s. She also had heart disease, a nervous breakdown, ulcers all over, and frequent strokes. When there seemed to be no hope at all, she began to practice Falun Dafa. Within two weeks, all of her health issues that her doctors had declared incurable, disappeared.

“It has been 18 years since I started to practice Falun Dafa. Had I not take up this practice, I would have died many years ago,” Dong defended herself in court, “This is the miracle of Falun Dafa!”

She was nonetheless sentenced to a 3.5 year prison term. Her family appealed her case to an intermediate court, but the primary verdict was upheld.

(To be continued)