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Vitruvian Holistic

Nestled into the cozy streets of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ you will find Vitruvian Holistic. Our goal is to address the health concerns of patients through Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. The logo that is behind the Vitruvian Holistic practice is Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing of the Vitruvian Man. The Vitruvian Man has many meanings including the study of proportions, virtues, and theories behind harmony, and the epitome of perfection. At its core the drawing has stemmed from two simple ideas, the circle and the square.


This imagery parallels the concept of Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are opposite, but one cannot exist without the other. Yin-Yang theory teaches that everything is a product of two principles (hot/cold, interior/exterior, feminine/masculine, day/night etc.). Yin and Yang represent duality – the two can exist in harmony and complement each other, but cannot exist without the other. The interaction of these two principles creates infinite outcomes.

Leonardo da Vinci achieved a perfect balance with his drawing of the Vitruvian Man using this concept. The Human Body is the perfect balance of Yin and Yang. Daily life stressors disrupt this perfect balance of Yin and Yang. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is how we return to it.

Matthew Simonelli, DACM

Dr. Matthew Simonelli graduated from Pacific College of Health and Science with his Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and previously, his Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. He attended Kean University where he earned his Bachelor’s ofScience in Exercise Science. He is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and Tri-State Licensed (NJ, NY, PA).


Dr. Simonelli shares his patient philosophy, “As informed by classical Chinese text, ‘The natural state is the healthy state.’ According to the classical Chinese text the Huangdi Nei Jing (“Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon”) the universe is composed of various principles, such as Yin and Yang, Qi, and the Five Elements. Helping patients to identify these principles within themselves leads to a successful and holistic treatment with a future of self-healing. This is the ideology I wish to apply to my patient care. I am committed to prioritizing the needs of all patients without limitations, and cultivating a safe environment to do so.”

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