The caduceus is a symbol of healing. In its many forms it is found from Ireland to China.  It originated in Ancient India, where it is associated with the Kundalini energy, the vital force of consciousness.  It is the staff of Aesculapius, the God of Healing.  The staff is a symbol of magic and priesthood, the snakes stand for vitality, movement and secret knowledge. The wings carry the intentions of the healer to the higher powers. To this day doctors use the Caduceus as a symbol of their profession.