(Minghui.org) Money is important in our society, but it has its limitations. For example, it cannot buy health or happiness. Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong), however, has brought health and happiness to its numerous practitioners at no cost. So, how does this work?


Mind and Health

Many of us know that our emotions and mental state may influence our physical health. The deep connection between mind and body can be traced back to Huangdi Neijing (Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor). This ancient classic text of Chinese medicine explained that one should remain upright while striving to balance yin and yang. More specifically, a modest life style with no ill thoughts would bring health and longevity.

This has also been confirmed by modern science. Konstantin Korotkov at the University of St. Petersburg in Russia wrote several books to understand the spiritual world from a scientific perspective. For example, he pioneered quantum medicine based on quantum physics (the study of matter and energy at the subatomic level). Quantum medicine aims to find the root cause of diseases by exploring imbalances in the body and mind to achieve health and wellbeing.

An article from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in December 2004 showed how stress resulted in the earlier onset of age-related diseases at the cellular level. To evaluate psychological stress (both perceived stress and chronicity of stress), the authors studied the telomere length, an indicator of cell senescence and longevity. “Women with the highest levels of perceived stress have telomeres shorter on average by the equivalent of at least one decade of additional aging compared to low stress women,” wrote the article titled “Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress.”


Cultivation and Energy

A large number of examples collected by Minghui have shown that many Falun Dafa practitioners have improved mind and body by following Falun Dafa’s principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and doing its five sets of exercises.

Liu Guohua, Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics, once conducted an experiment while working at the University of California at Davis. The experiment measured a rat’s heart muscle contraction force. When a Falun Dafa practitioner did the second set of Falun Dafa exercise 12 inches (30 cm) away, Liu and his research team found that the muscle cell contractions increased by 100%. Interestingly, after the practitioner left the room, the contraction force gradually returned to the baseline.

To confirm the result, the experiment was repeated ten times using different isolated cells (numbers from 1 to 10 labeled in the horizontal axis of above image). The Falun Dafa energy field increased the cell contraction force by an average of 75.4%, with a range of 35%-111%.

A non-Falun Dafa practitioner then imitated what the practitioner had done. The result was that the non-practitioner was not able to change the cell contractile activity, indicating that Falun Dafa energy from cultivation practice was essential for the significant increase in cell contraction force to occur.