Doctors are analyzing a patient’s mood, social life, and lifestyle to better treat their condition, according to the Wall Street Journal. They’re attempting to define health not simply in terms of how much mobility a knee or shoulder provides, but also in terms of whether or not the knee or shoulder is preventing their patient from participating in the activities that make life full and meaningful. The doctors say they’ll be able to evaluate how intense their patient’s treatment should be and what alternative medicine remedies to recommend based on regular monitoring.

It’s critical to comprehend the mind-body link in terms of health. Recurrent episodes of emotional stress are becoming recognized as a serious mind-body connection issue that can show in a variety of physical problems—and even affect one’s own healing system mechanisms. As a result, we’re extending our perspective on health and wellbeing, and we’re learning that mastering just one therapeutic technique is rarely enough.

Healing systems include praying, meditating, journaling, and chakra healing. They allow us to examine the depths of our emotional pain—whatever it is attributed to—without fear of losing control and losing ourselves. Try out these different healing methods to see which one works best for you.

Every ancient civilization on the planet, from the Mayans and Aztecs to the East Indians and Chinese, had effective healing techniques. The trick is to figure out which one will work best for you.