Mr. Li Hongzhi said:
Taking medicine while practicing Falun Gong means not believing that Falun Gong is able to cure illness. If you believe, why do you need to take medicine?
I tell you, if one of our practitioners has some bodily discomfort, it is not disease. Disease is a manifestation of "sin," and hospitals are unable to get rid of your sin.
Wars, plague and natural and man-made disasters are ways to get rid of human sin.
Over two million Falun Gong practitioners in China were convinced by Li Hongzhi's words. They did not see a doctor or take medicine when ill, which caused more than 1,400 deaths.