The Rod of Asclepius is an ancient symbol of medicine and healing. Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, medicine, and physicians, is associated with snakes. He is often depicted holding a rod or staff with a single snake coiled around it. In this painting, the seven chakras of the subtle body are placed at at different points on the Rod. The snake is coiled around them in a healing and protective way. Radiating from the chakras are the Flower of Life (overlapping circles symbolizing interconnection) and the Star of Life (a white six-pointed star used as symbol of healers and physicians). Beneath the Rod, there is lavender and yarrow as well as two quartz crystal clusters, all of which are associated with healing.