Dr. Swanson’s current medical practice weaves these global perspectives into a medical model grounded in a complete understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.




Dr. Andy Swanson is Board Certified in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture, with a clinical practice that integrates cutting edge theories of the brain with traditional Naturopathic and Chinese medical models designed to vitalize the nervous system.

Contributing Author, The Concussion Repair Manual

Dr. Andy Swanson has an active clinical practice in Portland, OR at Urban Wellness Group www.urbanwellnesspdx.com, where he utilizes physical medicine, nutrition, meditation, sound, and intravenous therapies to heal the brain and other neurologic disorders. He is an adjunct professor for Portland Community College and has been a guest speaker at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. In 2016, he was a featured speaker at the Hawaii Doc Talks, where he offered a clinical model for the treatment of concussion. In his 2005 thesis, Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Restoring Relationships Between Body, Mind, Self and Environment, he explores how Naturopathic and Chinese modalities can be helpful in neurogenesis and re-patterning the brain.

Medical Experience

Urban Wellness Group (2013-present)
Portland, OR

Nature Cures Clinic (2006-2013)
Portland, OR

Pearl Med Spa (2009-2016)
Portland, OR

Education and Training

Residency Primary Care, Jan 2006 – Dec 2008
National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR

Doctoral of Naturopathic Medicine, Sept 1999 – June 2005
National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR

Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, Sept 1999 – June 2005
National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR

Bachelors of Science in Biology and International Studies, Sept 1992 – June 1996
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC