The cure among the Embera indigenous population: a social, cultural and physiological communication process

  • Gloria Margarita Alcaraz López Universidad de Antioquia
  • Leopoldo Yagarí Tascón Organización Indígena de Antioquia

Abstract

The article intends to analyse a cure act among embera culture and begin the approach of the comprehension of the therapeutics used by the shamán and to point out that, in the indigenous therapeutics, the dichotomy body - soul, individual-society-cosmos does not appear. The indigenous cure process, differs from the occidental one, it is a socio-cultural and physiological communication process; is an act that surpasses frontiers, since it allows the traditional medicine and the occidental one as well. All trough the article, is implicit that the traditional medicine, spite its lack of reputation and persecution suffered, remains alive among the group embera.

key words: Indigenous, Ethomedicine, Jai, Chamán, Abreaction, Communication, Culture

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Author Biographies

Gloria Margarita Alcaraz López, Universidad de Antioquia
Doctora en Ciencias .Profesora titular e Investigadora de la Facultad de Enfermería, Universidad de Antioquia.
Leopoldo Yagarí Tascón, Organización Indígena de Antioquia
Chamán Embera, Antioquia Colombia Organización Indígena de Antioquia.
Published
2008-06-24
How to Cite
Alcaraz López, G. M., & Yagarí Tascón, L. (2008). The cure among the Embera indigenous population: a social, cultural and physiological communication process. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 21(2). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/3009
Section
ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS