The body is a medical and philosophical category that marks the existence of a human life. The body is not only physiological, psychological, and social in nature, but also cultural and philosophical. The body constitutes a unique identity that cannot be forged or duplicated by reductionist strategies. Many biological, psychological, and social models of medicine give insufficient space to the human, moral, and emotional components of medical activities. The body ethics model of medicine transcends these models, and its proposal is thus a milestone in the promotion of the medical humanities.