MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA <p><em>MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review</em> focuses its interest in the humanities applied to the study of health, disease and medicine, that is, the analysis of all personal, cultural and social values that are articulated with the biological facts in health and disease. Articles focused on any of the eight branches that make up the medical humanities are welcome: 1. Medical anthropology and sociology; 2. Art, literature and medicine; 3. Bioethics; 4. Medical communication; 5. History of medicine; 6. Psychology and psychopathology; 7. Theory of medicine; 8. Philosophy of medicine. Reports on clinical trials will also be accepted, following the specific guidelines for this type of work.</p> Eagora Science en-US MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2660-6801 <p>Those authors who publish in this journal accept the following terms:</p> <ol> <li class="show">Authors will keep the moral right of the work and they will transfer the commercial rights.</li> <li class="show">After <strong>1 year</strong> from publication, the work shall thereafter <strong>be</strong><strong> open access </strong>online on our website, but will retain copyright.</li> <li class="show">In the event that the authors wish to assign an <a href="https://creativecommons.org/about/cclicenses/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creative Commons</a> (CC) license, they may request it by writing to <a href="mailto:publishing@eagora.org">publishing@eagora.org</a></li> </ol> Reversibility and style in Merleau-Ponty’s theory https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/4546 <p>I will analyze the fundamentals that make possible the discovery, interaction and interweaving with other subjectivities. I consider that in this circuit of reversibility in which the others are a constitutive part of ourselves, the perception of the motor style is what gives rise to intersubjective exchanges, being this kinesthetic and intercorporeal primary pairing the origin of joint action and, thus, of any community bond. From the description that Merleau-Ponty makes of this dynamic of involvement of my body with the environment, the surrounding world is a constitutive part of that exchange, determining specific ways of doing and moving together.</p> Jesica Estefanía Buffone Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-03-28 2023-03-28 11 1 1 9 10.37467/revmedica.v11.4546 Body Proper, Appropriated https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/4586 <p>The concept of <em>habit</em> receives a technical-philosophical use in the work of Aristotle that entails a dialectics between the agent and a system in which he is situated. In its dual active and passive dimensions, the notion of <em>habit</em> enables to understand the living body as a body proper and, at the same time, as an appropriated body. The habit is the fundamental biopolitical dispositive by which the living body is appropriated and subjected to the Body Politic and its logic, made explicit in Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of <em>habitus</em>.</p> Martin Grassi Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-06-07 2023-06-07 11 1 11 23 10.37467/revmedica.v11.4586 Corporeal Consciousness: The Tattoo as Lived Temporality https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5019 <p>The purpose of this article is to explore the foundations of the Sartrian notion of corporeal consciousness. Sartre's philosophy rejects the idea of a substantial body or a separate repository of consciousness. Instead, body and consciousness are two interconnected instances, forming a unified whole. In this view, the body is a temporal and concrete condition essential to human praxis. The act of tattooing the body reveals a skin that is drawn, colored, and shaded. The experience of the tattooed body can be understood through the three ontological dimensions proposed by Sartre.</p> Marivania Cristina Bocca Carla Sabrina Gomes Leal De Oliveira Claudinei Aparecido de Freitas Da Silva Franciele Maria Pôncio Queli Cristina Peccini Grelak Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-11-21 2023-11-21 11 1 25 33 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5019 Suffering, therapy, and meeting https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5009 <p>The review, in focus, aims at an analysis of the recent book "Sofferenza, terapia, incontro: etica e crisi della medicina" by Gabriel Marcel, curated by Franco Riva and translated by Paolo Scolari, by Castelvecchi, Milan. It is a small set of essays written by the French philosopher when relating the phenomenon of suffering from sharing the encounter with the other as a therapeutic form.</p> Claudinei Aparecido de Freitas da Silva Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-07-15 2023-07-15 11 1 65 66 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5009 Interview with Dr. Martín Grassi https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/4588 Martin Grassi Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-03-10 2023-03-10 11 1 35 40 10.37467/revmedica.v11.4588 Entrevista a Fernando Yaacov Peña Moyano https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5075 <p>Self-Consciousness Medicine allows both therapists, patients and people in general to seek greater balance and physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being through the practice of habits, techniques and exercises known since ancient times and that have now been compiled and organized with a medical orientation so that they are within the reach of seekers of a more transcendental and healthy life. We live in a turbulent world where illness, suffering, pain, and sadness are frequent aspects of most human beings, regardless of their socioeconomic status, religion, race, or educational level. At the same time, we are being inundated by harmful food products that contribute to the prolongation of many chronic diseases. There is an existential vacuum that leads to seek the satisfaction of cravings and find pleasure in what only generates more illness, suffering and death. We can search for inner peace, happiness, love and health, if we are really convinced of a change.</p> Fernando Yaacov Peña Moyano Manuela Bonnett Tobón Copyright (c) 2023 2023-08-19 2023-08-19 11 1 41 43 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5075 Entrevista a Simeão Sass. Medicina Mente Cuerpo y el Dualismo Cartesiano, Una Perspectiva Filosófica https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5106 <p>Entrevista a Simeão Sass (Universidad Federal de Uberlândia, en el Instituto de Filosofía, en Brasil) acerca del dualismo cartesiano y la medicina Mente Cuerpo. La entrevista ha sido realizada por la Directora Científica de la revista, Andrea Catalina Nassar Tobón (médica especialista en Neurología Clínica de la Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, Colombia).</p> Simeão Sass Andrea Catalina Nassar Tobón Copyright (c) 2023 2023-09-04 2023-09-04 11 1 45 51 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5106 Entrevista al Maestro de Yoga Luis Alirio Agudelo Grajales https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5151 <p>Esta entrevista ofrece una visión profunda sobre los orígenes y el desarrollo del yoga y sus beneficios en la salud Mente-Cuerpo. El entrevistado, Luis Alirio Agudelo Grajales, profesor de yoga con una amplia experiencia, comparte su conocimiento y perspectiva personal sobre este tema. En esta entrevista, encontramos su experiencia en torno al yoga, a los impactos que tiene en la cultura y la salud del país, así como los retos que ha enfrentado. Se resalta la necesidad de estudiar y comprender a profundidad los principios universales del yoga para integrarlos a la cultura colombiana. Por último, muestra optimismo sobre el futuro del yoga, en torno a su integración en ámbitos como la educación, la psicología y la medicina, destacando la importancia de combinar el conocimiento oriental y occidental para lograr un pensamiento equilibrado e integral.</p> Nicolas Piedrahita Varon Luis Alirio Agudelo Grajales Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-10-27 2023-10-27 11 1 53 63 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5151 Stress Reduction Program from Mind-Body Medicine https://journals.eagora.org/revMEDICA/article/view/5150 <p>This text reflects on the harmful consequences of chronic stress and proposes a stress reduction program based on relaxation techniques. It is grounded in mind-body medicine, the transtheoretical model, and socio-cognitive theory because they offer a comprehensive approach to promote relaxation habits and physical well-being. The program consists of eight weekly sessions lasting 60 minutes each, along with exercises, with the aim of reducing allostatic load. Effectiveness is assessed using the Stress Perception Scale. Although there are no empirical results yet, the goal is to promote health, prevent illnesses, and enhance the quality of life.</p> Andrea Catalina Nassar Tobón Copyright (c) 2023 MEDICA REVIEW. International Medical Humanities Review / Revista Internacional de Humanidades Médicas 2023-10-27 2023-10-27 11 1 67 83 10.37467/revmedica.v11.5150