(Minghui.org) Thanks to my practice of Falun Gong, I look much younger than my actual age of 88. Unlike people my age, I still have good vision and hearing. I always have a good appetite, and sleep soundly. In my spare time, I ride an electric tricycle with my wife, going around town to distribute informational materials about Falun Gong and talking to people about it. We never stopped, even during the pandemic.

Illness Strikes

My story started 15 years ago. One winter day in 2006, my left lower leg suddenly felt sore when I got up. I had a hard time squatting, sitting, or walking. I went to the hospital and the doctor said it was caused by stagnation. I was prescribed medicines. I also did massage and physical therapy. I tried everything out there. But the treatments did not relieve any symptoms. Instead, it got worse. I was in so much pain that I could hardly stand.

My family later took me to a large hospital in a bigger city. After a series of examinations, I was found to have a bulging disc. The doctor suggested surgery. But I was afraid of it and returned home. I could hardly sit at that point. I became home-bound and required total care.

Blessings Come

My wife began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and has benefited enormously from it. Her hypertension, headaches, and hemorrhoids were all cured without any treatment.

I complained to her that I felt awful about my pain. She asked if it would be alright if she read Falun Gong’s teachings to me. With no other options, I agreed.

After a while, she asked how I felt. I told her that I felt a bit better, and she continued, and then I fell asleep.

She also asked me to do the Falun Gong exercises with her. As I saw her exercising daily, I generally knew how to do it. I endured the pain and finished the first exercise set.

The second day, even though I was in so much pain that I was shaky all over, I did the first exercise set again. I also began watching Master's Fa lecture videos.

I went to a group Fa study with my wife on the third day. The pain subsided significantly. At the beginning of the exercise, I still had some pain and shakiness, but after I finished the exercise, my pain went away. I was better.

Master made it very clear in his Fa teaching:

“To a doctor of Western medicine, that place may present the symptoms of an ulcer, tumor, bone spurs, inflammation, and so on. When it manifests in this dimension, it is in this form. After you remove that being, you will find that there is no longer anything wrong with the body in this dimension. Whether it is protrusion of the lumbar intervertebral discs or bone spurs, after you remove that thing and clear out that field, you will find it instantly healed. You can take another X-ray and find that the bone spurs have disappeared. The fundamental reason is that this being was producing an effect.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)

After Master removed my karma and the being behind it, the pain disappeared and my body was comfortable.

Another Round of Body Purification

I was delighted to be illness-free. But as a cultivator, I learned that body purification would come and go throughout my cultivation.

My tribulation began with swelling in my limbs, which quickly spread to the rest of my body. My face was so swollen that I lost all my winkles, my eyes were almost swollen shut, and my arms and legs were a few times their normal size. I also developed blisters all over my body. When they broke, they oozed out yellowish, stinky liquid and itched unbearably. The skin on my arms was as hard as leather. But I was still able to read the Fa and exercise daily. I changed my clothes twice daily when they were washed, and the water turned black!

I lost confidence after a while and doubted if I would ever recover. My wife comforted me and said that I could go to see a doctor if I felt more comfortable that way. I told her that would be no use. My arms were so swollen that the Chinese medicine doctors would not be able to find my pulse, and the Western medicine doctors could not find my vein. My wife suggested asking fellow practitioners to come for help.

Several fellow practitioners came that night, and shared their experiences of eliminating sickness karma. They encouraged me that it was a good thing, as Master was cleansing my body and I would be alright as long as I continued my Fa-study and exercise. They strengthened my righteous thoughts. I said, “I will count on Master’s arrangement. As long as I have Master and the Fa, there will be no sickness karma that I can not pass.”

From then on, in addition to exercising and sending forth righteous thoughts, I studied the Fa over and over again every day. The swelling gradually went away. My body returned to normal in about two weeks.

Many of my relatives and friends were amazed by my recovery after studying Falun Gong teachings. My nephew said, “Falun Gong is amazing. In the past, when people said it was good, I was a little skeptical. But this time after witnessing it through my uncle with my own eyes, I believe it.” He went home to study the Fa himself.