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Asclepius' Ampoule

Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek religion. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene"), Iaso ("Medicine"), Aceso ("Healing"), Aglæa/Ægle ("Healthy Glow"), and Panacea ("Universal Remedy"). The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff, remains a symbol of medicine today, although sometimes the caduceus, or staff with two snakes, is mistakenly used instead. He was one of Apollo's sons, sharing with Apollo the epithet Paean ("the Healer"). [...]
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The knowledge about wellbeing is securely stored into different systems of thought: whoever supports the ideology of one often does not share the others and vice versa. Our online magazine wants to overcome the obstacles that prevent a shared understanding in order to reach the balance between body and mind, where these are not taken as individual unities, but as an integrated system which constitutes the human being as a whole.
Asclepius' Ampoule is a metaphor we like to use to point out a closed system, one that does not want to communicate with the outside and, paradoxically, generates the conditions to avoid wellbeing.

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