⚕️ Medical Symbol


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⚕️ Meaning: A tapering rod or needle-like structure circularly wrapped by a snake. It is either shown completely black or with a dash of color along with a square background.

The ⚕️ Medical Symbol represents the Rod of Asclepius, which is often shown with a pair of entwining snakes and not a single one. It symbolizes medicine, the medical department, and the overall theme of healing.

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How and When to Use the ⚕️ Medical Symbol Emoji

  • Very similar to the usage of ⛎ Ophiuchus, ⚕️ too could be brought into the caption for posts/reposts that are about healing; physical healing; frontline workers, the medical department, along with mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing too.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the snake in ⚕️ is believed to be sacred and full of wisdom and healing. This means, you can use this emoji even while talking about knowledge; the kind of knowledge that heals. Like, “You could heal yourself ⚕️ With knowledge of the right things”.
  • Generally, a snake is associated with poison and venom, which is exactly the opposite of its image in ⚕️. So, in cases of contradiction, this emoji may be helpful. For example, “Simplicity and complexity need each other ⚕️” or “Opposites attract ⚕️”.
  • Since ⚕️ has a heavy reference to Greek mythology, you could use this emoji in general contexts either about or referring to the Greek myth.
  • ⚕️ can be used for all forms and types of medication and healing; both mainstream and alternative/niche aspects.

Other Names

  • ⚕️ Rod of Asclepius
  • ⚕️ Snake Entwining a Rod
  • ⚕️ Aesculapius
  • ⚕️ Asklepios
  • ⚕️ Asklepian
  • ⚕️ Rod of Asclepius
  • ⚕️ Staff of Asclepius
  • ⚕️ Greek Mythology
  • ⚕️ Greek Symbol of Medicine