23141 Verdugo Drive, Suite 104   Laguna Hills, CA 92653                   (949) 305-9777 

About Us

Our mission at The Way to Wellness Center is to help our patients improve their overall quality of life by providing high quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (Yin) combined with Fitness/Exercise Program (Yang).  We are committed to maintaining a high level of excellence in order to provide exceptional patient care.  We are dedicated to patient health and well-being, and unwaveringly adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.  We provide a pleasing and comfortable environment in order for our patients to derive optimal benefit from our care.

Our Mission

Manabu Shimotsu

Manabu is a health and fitness trainer with over 20 years of experience in coaching physical fitness and nutrition, and have helped hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals.  He received his degree in International Business from California State University, Fullerton in 1998. He is a nationally certified trainer with certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and Crossfit. He believes strongly in educating clients in all aspects of health and fitness. His diverse background and skill set allow him to administer effective integrated program to assist in the areas of pain management, rehabilitation, and weight management. Manabu enjoys working closely with each client throughout their training program, instilling knowledge of how the body responds to exercise as progress is made in achieving health and personal fitness goals. 

Mahnaz Nassernia, L.Ac., Ph.D.

Dr. Nia completed her training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1991, and received a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine in 1995. She is licensed in the State of California in Acupuncture and has completed the Japanese-American Acupuncture, Treatment of Headaches, and Cardiovascular programs. Dr. Nia has more than 25 years of experience in administering Acupuncture treatments and Herbal Medicine to a wide variety of patients. Dr. Nia ensures all patients are treated with sensitivity, efficiency and promptness. Her special abilities include an ability to communicate with patients of all ages and in all diagnostic groups, to listen attentively and to provide support. Dr. Nia’s clinical experience includes having worked with patients ranging from pain and stress management to cosmetic acupuncture. She also treated post-operative cancer patients during chemotherapy and infertility as well as patients rehabilitating from a variety of accidents and injuries.