For this reason, Ayurveda is primarily a system of self-healing. It
tells us that what we do for ourselves is more important in correcting our condition than what
others may do for us. As the responsibility for creating our condition comes from us, so too
must be the responsibility for rectifying it.
Ayurveda states that how we live everyday is more significant in determining our health than what we
do once in a while. An occasional visit to a doctor or health spa to
improve our health cannot correct the effects of a long term wrong diet or stressful living. What we eat
everyday is more important than what pill or vitamin we take once in
a while to compensate for it.
According to Ayurveda we cannot expect to get well through natural healing methods if our lives
themselves are out of harmony with Nature. For this reason, it cannot be
used as a palliative measure to maintain our artificial and stressful
life-styles. Ayurveda may not help us to continue on as we have been
but may insist upon a real change in our manner of living if we wish to
really get well.