Actually, even though this sounds unbelievable, it is true that in Turkey there are many people who trust their health in the Byzantines medical methods and the beliefs that were used by them many centuries ago.
Not only do the Turks trust the Byzantine methods for their health, but they also take part in a large international meeting on Byzantine health. Thus, on 14 March, a meeting with the indicative title, “Bizans ta Şifa Sanatı”, namely “The Therapeutic Art of the Byzantines”, was held in the hall of the Pera Museum in Istanbul.
This conference was attended by both Turkish and foreign well-known lecturers, specialist researchers, historians and archaeologists who have previously worked with Byzantium and the medical knowledge of the Byzantines and the health system of the Byzantine Empire at the same time in the West people were living in hovels. The conference was presented by consultant of the Istanbul Research Institute, Brigitte Pitarakis (Greek professor of Byzantine studies in Paris), followed by lectures from scientists from the USA, Italy, France, Greece, Great Britain and from Turkey.
The interest was identified in the themes that were presented, among which were biographies of Byzantine saints who knew how to treat their own health problems, holy potions of the Byzantine era, Byzantine herbal medicine, Orthodox Saints and other health-related things that were known during the Byzantine Empire. At the same time, there was a relevant exhibition that lasted until the 26th of April.