International Unani Ilaj Bit Tadbeer Conference in ChennaiEnlarge image (© German Consulate Chennai)
Consul General Fabig and his wife Didem Atahan-Fabig participated in the International Conference on Unani Ilaj Bit Tadbeer in Chennai from 11 – 13 September. Unani medicine is a traditional Islamic medical science that goes back to Persian, Arab and Greek sources. It is today mainly practiced in South Asia. One of the pillars of this trade is the so called regimental therapy (ilaj bit tadbeer), which compromises treatments like i.a. Turkish hamam, leeches and cupping. In his address the Consul General stressed the origins of homeopathy in Germany and its relevance today.