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I’m Margaret — a counselor, researcher, and author of two books on Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual meditation practice.

I show individuals like you how to adopt ancient wisdom for modern living.

I share anecdotes on embracing ancient wisdom into our daily life. 

Ancient wisdom is not a benefit. It is a philosophy—a way of life, the way my mother who passed on at 103 brought me up.


My mission is to:

  • Enthuse you to find out more the practice of Falun Gong.
  • Inspire you to embrace ancient wisdom & anecdotes
  • Share traditional and mindfulness strategies you can immediately integrate into your life to regain peace and inner balance.
Dr. Margaret Trey Author, speaker, holistic wellness expert


Discover the Science Behind Falun Gong

These two books reveal the results of more than a decade of academic research in the first-ever empirical study on the health effects of Falun Gong outside China.

Marrying carefully documented evidence with the art of storytelling, The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong takes the reader behind the scenes to explore the effects of the Falun Gong meditation practice. It depicts the story of one's woman's journey to complete recovery.

The Mindful Practice of Falun GongThe Effect of Falun Gong on Health and Wellness


What Reviewers are Saying

  • Dr. Lucia Dunn

    The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong helps the reader understand the baffling situation reported widely in the press. Dr. Margaret Trey presents some very convincing evidence of the health, healing, and stress-relieving benefits of this ancient Chinese exercise and meditation practice. Relating first-hand experiences of Falun Gong practitioners together with results from a scientific study in an engaging style, Dr. Trey paints a comprehensive view of the practice and its positive effects on wellness.

    A must-read for anyone wishing to explore the world of health through meditation practices beyond the traditional yoga class.”

    Dr. Lucia Dunn

    Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
  • Vladimir Mladjenovic

    As a researcher and Falun Gong practitioner, Dr. Trey presents a comprehensive study on the benefits of Falun Gong practice, combining scientific data and practice, making it easy to read and understand. Her research not only presents a highly persuasive illustration of the beneficial effects of this particular spiritual practice, but it is also another powerful reminder of interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, and the importance of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, while offering evidence of how Falun Gong practice may help to achieve this. This book is a much-needed and well-timed contribution during the current global mind, body, and spirit health crises. I highly recommend it for learning more about the benefits of Falun Gong practice and also as a reminder that the power to heal lies within.

    Vladimir Mladjenovic

    Founder of Tomorrow People Organization, Co-creator of Quarantinestories.world
  • Songfa Liu, Ph.D.

    Dr. Trey’s research admirably displays her mastery of the tools of her academic trade. She has methodically researched her topic, negotiated the ethics protocol, solicited, and managed an enormous amount of data. Above all, her ground-breaking study will help readers to realize that practicing Falun Gong reaps tremendous benefits.

    Songfa Liu, Ph.D.

    Earth Scientist, Senior Public Servant, Canberra, Australia
  • Nora Truscello

    As a counselor, Dr. Trey focuses on the realm of clients’ perceptions. As a researcher, she contributes soundly to the readers’ understanding of the effects of Falun Gong by focusing on observing those perceptions. I practice spirituality and meditation and this book has helped me see that practicing Falun Gong can improve one’s health in multiple ways.

    Nora Truscello

    International Speaker, Best-Selling Author of The Science of Intuition, PA, USA
  • Dr. Nguyen Nam Binh, M.D.

    The Effect of Falun Gong on Health and Wellness exudes optimism and hope during this global pandemic crisis when many of us, including physicians, are searching for answers. The study from Dr. Trey’s findings shows that Falun Gong has much to offer in the overall enhancement of mind-body health and well-being.

    Dr. Nguyen Nam Binh, M.D.

    Anesthesiologist, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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My videos

Enhancing Public Health & Wellness with Falun Gong

Enhancing Public Health & Wellness with Falun Gong

(Presented online at the 7th Public Health Conference on March 16-18, 2021. Case reports shows that practicing Falun Gong is beneficial for enhancing public health and wellness.)


A cost-free and natural self-care practice of Falun Gong meditation could be the alternative approach for enhancing public health and wellness.

Severe chronic conditions are incurable medical issues that affect quality of life for individuals. These chronic ailments are an economic burden for society and country. Moreover, long-term uses of drugs often lead to complications.

Enhancing Public Health & Wellness: Aim

The objective of this presentation is to illustrate the effectiveness of Falun Gong on patients with different severe chronic conditions.

Using three case examples from clinical/medical settings in Vietnam, the presenters show how Falun Gong can help enhance public health and wellness in the community.

Case Reports

The first case was a 28-year-old woman with right iliac fossa region pain. For two years, the patient tried to conceive but without success. She became pregnant twice consecutively. However, both pregnancies ended in spontaneous abortion. Gynecologic exams showed she had pelvic inflammatory disease. Patient also suffered from stress and anxiety. After 8 months of practicing Falun Gong, patient became pregnant and later gave birth to a baby.

The second case study was a 50-year-old woman with recurring fever, accompanied by weight loss and fatigue. She was diagnosed with autoimmune thyroiditis and treated by long-term corticoid. Her symptoms reduced after she attended the Falun Gong 9-day seminar. The symptoms completely disappeared after practicing Falun Gong for 6 months.

The third case study was a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Patient’s general status was so poor that the oncologist decided to refuse treatment. She went home, depressed. However, after one week of practicing Falun Gong, she felt better. Four months later she returned to the hospital for a follow-up visit. To everyone’s surprise, her test result show negative for malignancy. It has been 4 years from then, and she is living a healthy life.

Enhancing Public Health with Falun Gong

All 3 patients reported symptoms reduction or disappearance shortly after starting Falun Gong meditation practice. Their lifestyle change and following the principles of Zhen-Shan-Ren (or Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in English) helped to maintain the treatment effect and long-term health of the patients. It can thus be said that practicing Falun Gong helps to enhance public health and wellness.

Falun Gong is free-of-charge and easy to learn; it is the solution of choice to nurture good behaviors resulting in better health and wellness for the community.

Popularizing Falun Gong in the Vietnamese communities and the global societies should be one for public health consideration.


These case reports demonstrate that Falun Gong has a powerful and beneficial effect on patients with chronic diseases.


Learn How to Recite the Falun Gong Mantra

This video teaches you how to say the Nine True Words of Falun Dafa, also referred to as the Falun Gong Mantra.

The Nine True Words of Falun Gong are: Falun Dafa Hao; Zhen-Shan-Ren Hao.

An investigative study shows that reciting Falun Dafa Hao; Zhen-Shan-Ren Hao can helps cope with COVID-19.

Findings of the study offers hope and a way to reframe, rebuild, and reconnect with our spiritual self by exploring an unusual alternative to health and wellbeing. It also illustrates the power of reciting the Falun Gong mantra.

The resonance of reciting the Falun Gong mantra can boost immunity and prevent the body's cells from becoming infected. The study shows that it is possible that reciting the Falun Gong mantra can help one to receive the beneficial energy. 

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Reciting Falun Gong Mantra Helps People Cope with COVID-19

The Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread rampantly. There have been reports of people with COVID-19 symptoms who improved or fully recovered after reciting the Nine True Words (NTW) or mantra from Falun Gong.

We conducted a retrospective study to explore the effectiveness of reciting the NTW against COVID-19. Thirty-six cases from six ethnic groups and six countries were identified.

Patients reported respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, dyspnea or breathing difficulties, and/or neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms, with symptoms ranging from mild, moderate to severe. Nearly 50% received hospital treatment and medications that were either ineffective or initially effective and followed by relapse or worsening of symptoms.

All 36 cases experienced symptom improvement, while 72% fully recovered after reciting the NTW. Median improvement time was one day and three days for recovery.

Three critically ill patients recovered completely or improved significantly after reciting the NTW, two of them had given up hospital treatment before they recited the NTW.

Reciting the Falun Gong mantra is easy to learn and not conflicting with conventional treatment. This study offers hope and a unique way to reframe, rebuild, and reconnect with our spiritual self by exploring an alternative to health and wellbeing during a pandemic crisis.


Using Falun Gong for Achieving Peace and Conflict Resolution

The need for peacebuilding and conflict resolution in our society is crucial. This is because no two individuals or parties see things in exactly the same way. Misunderstandings and conflicts are bound to arise.

There is a growing need for an alternative spiritual model for peace building, conflict management, and conflict resolution. Since time memorial, people from different cultures have sought spiritual teachings to achieve harmony and resolve conflicts.

Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese discipline, with its roots in Buddhist and Taoist philosophies, serves as one such mind-body spiritual intervention way.

Falun Gong’s teachings and its three principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, are qualities recognized by all spiritual traditions and which can be embraced by people from all walks of life for achieving peace and conflict resolution.

This presentation offers knowledge and insight into the mindful way of Falun Gong. It ventures to show how Falun Gong can be used for peace-building and conflict resolution in three settings — personal life, workplace, and societal or public domain.


Margaret Trey at International Conference on Spirituality & Psychology 2017-2019


A Spiritually Integrated Approach with Falun Gong

With Wings, Will Fly: A Spiritually Integrated Approach with Falun Gong

Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Spirituality & Psychology (ICSP), 13-15 March, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.

Spirituality is becoming a progressively prevalent theme in counseling and psychotherapy. It is considered the fifth force in counseling psychology and can no longer be ignored in the therapeutic realm.

As therapists, we are increasingly aware that a spiritually integrated approach can offer deep, lasting benefits and ensure a culturally sensitive and ethical practice. Numerous studies have indicated a positive link between spirituality and health, wellness, and resilience.

Spirituality has been described as the heart and soul of therapy—the focus of “empathy and care, the pulse of compassion, the vital flow of practice wisdom, and the driving energy” (Canda & Furman, 2010, p3).

In recent years, there has been growing interest in mind-body therapies that embrace various aspects of the spirituality.

Role of Falun Gong

Like the mindfulness-based approaches in the cognitive behavioral tradition, Falun Gong, an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline with elements from Buddhist and Taoist teachings, can be successfully blended as an intervention or self-help strategy when working with diverse individuals.

Client connection with Falun Gong is frequently linked with positive change and improvement. Implementing a spiritually integrated approach with Falun Gong can be an effective and appropriate intervention with some clients.

Overall, integrating spirituality with counseling and therapy can help clients to connect with themselves, others, and contribute toward a common good.

This presentation introduces the therapeutic impact of Falun Gong, with case examples from studies by the author.


  • Enhancing Public Health & Wellness with Falun Gong

    Enhancing Public Health & Wellness with Falun Gong

  • Learn How to Recite the Falun Gong Mantra

    Learn How to Recite the Falun Gong Mantra

  • Reciting Falun Gong Mantra Helps People Cope with COVID-19

    Reciting Falun Gong Mantra Helps People Cope with COVID-19

  • Using Falun Gong for Achieving Peace and Conflict Resolution

    Using Falun Gong for Achieving Peace and Conflict Resolution

  • Margaret Trey at International Conference on Spirituality & Psychology 2017-2019

    Margaret Trey at International Conference on Spirituality & Psychology 2017-2019

  • A Spiritually Integrated Approach with Falun Gong

    A Spiritually Integrated Approach with Falun Gong