Stephanie Swanson, LAc

Integrative Reproductive Medicine

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Stephanie Swanson, MAc, LAc has been on Portland’s Top Doctors and Nurses list for 4 consecutive years 

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Stephanie Swanson

Hello! My name is Stephanie Swanson and I am a Chinese medicine practitioner dedicated to helping women feel great and build families. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Oregon and am nationally certified as an NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbology. I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology and minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish in 2004, and then a Master of Acupuncture in 2011 from the National University of Natural Medicine. I am near completion of a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with specialties in women’s health and aging adults from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. For the past eight years, I have been in private practice helping women conceive, progress through pregnancy, greatly improve PCOS and endometriosis, resolve menstrual issues and ease menopause, both in the Portland area and long-distance.

I am Oregon’s first certified Hunyuan medicine practitioner, a style of Chinese medicine focusing on treatment of infertility with Chinese herbs, and I credit this method with much of my success in the treatment of infertility. As a Chinese medicine women’s health specialist, I’ve completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in Western and Eastern gynecology and obstetrics, as well as professional certification as an Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage therapist.

With a background in ecology, I look at the interplay and relationships of all aspects of patients’ beings with each other and with the outside world to address not only symptoms but also the root cause of patients’ conditions. My visits include a truly comprehensive look at wellness, including history, nutrition, pain, mental and emotional condition, sleep, digestion, and stress. I work closely with and refer frequently to other doctors and healthcare providers, as I find a team approach is often optimal.

I am originally from Wisconsin but have lived in the Portland, Oregon area for 15 years, where I adore the live music and food culture and spending time outdoors. I also love spending time with my family, hiking, cooking, practicing qigong and traveling.


Conditions Frequently Treated:

  • Infertility, including IVF and IUI support
  • Pregnancy and postpartum
  • Conception preparation
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Menstrual disorders
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Pain and injuries, including sports injuries and motor vehicle accidents

I know how important feeling great and growing your family is to you and I welcome your questions. Call or email for a free consultation.

I look forward to meeting and treating you!

Learn more

For more information, please visit my personal website. You can schedule your appointment or free consultation by calling 503-956-9396. Feel free to email me at or Heart Spring Health at with any questions.

Long distance herbal treatment is available.

I am in network with most insurance companies.

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“After experiencing a miscarriage at age 38 and trying unsuccessfully for several months to get pregnant again, I got serious about seeking natural fertility treatment options and thankfully found Stephanie. She is extremely knowledgable about women’s health and was very thorough in collecting information about my symptoms and health history. I felt like she took my concerns and desire to get pregnant very seriously and was committed to providing me the best care. After about four months of acupuncture treatment combined with cooking and drinking the tea made from the natural herbs she prepared for me, I got pregnant! I am so very grateful to have received Stephanie’s care and I find myself continuing to apply a lot of the healthy living information she shared with me along the way.” – Mariah

“Stephanie is wonderful! I wouldn’t of gotten through two pregnancies with kidney stones with out her.” – Shannon

“Stephanie is very knowledgeable & has been helping me for years. She played a huge role with my fertility treatment & now I am pregnant! I have seen her throughout my pregnancy for headaches, heartburn, aches & pains, among many other things. She has really helped me in many ways.” – Katie

“I can’t recommend acupuncturist Stephanie Swanson enough. I’m so glad I found her during my second pregnancy. I had complete placenta previa and was told by my midwives that there was a high likelihood that I’d have to deliver via C-section. I scoured the options and made an appointment with Stephanie. Not only did my placenta previa completely resolve itself (to all doctors and midwives surprise) but she was able to support me and my baby through the remaining pregnancy and thereafter.” – Ashley

“I had been seeking out the right practitioner for where I was on my healing journey and when I met Stephanie, I knew she was what I was looking for. Stephanie merges her practical knowledge with her intuitive wisdom and has been highly skilled at knowing what I need from treatment in a given week. Her compassionate nature and genuine curiosity has made me feel like she’s right there with me, doing everything she can to help me overcome my fertility challenges. She spends more time with me than any practitioner I’ve ever worked with and the time she takes just to check my pulses makes me feel like she’s really invested in me and my health. Her holistic approach has helped me think beyond treatment to the choices I’m making on a daily basis that influence my wellbeing. Her support has come in the form of books, tinctures, herbs and very heartfelt and genuine care. I’m very grateful to have found her.” – Jocelyn

“Stephanie works wonders! I have been seeing her for 2-3 months for issues of headaches, digestion, lower back pain, achilles tendon issues, and recent ankle pain. She has helped me IMMENSELY with my headaches, both with Chinese medicine and with diet modification (becoming aware of my sensitivities and how my headaches are very related to what I am eating). There have been multiple times that I have gone in with pain and left without pain. Since I have started, my overall wellbeing and health has improved. She is a very caring person and a great listener. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help with any pain or just feeling better overall! She’s fabulous.” – Rachel

“Stephanie Swanson’s acupuncture treatment for my sciatica completely alleviated my pain. I’d tried stretching and massage and heat pads with little relief. I am very happy with my sessions with her.” – Jane