Dr. Amy Littlefield is a board-certified naturopathic physician and acupuncturist who specializes in integrative oncology. She combines her experiences to create personalized, integrative health plans for her patients that utilizes the best of both conventional and complementary strategies to facilitate healing for her patients.
ND, Naturopathic Physician
Licensed naturopathic physician (ND) by the State of Vermont. Educational accreditation by The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education.
As an oncology-certified naturopathic physician with a pharmacology endorsement, Dr. Littlefield is able to provide a comprehensive range of naturopathic treatment options. Using the least invasive methods first, she will work with you to identify and treat the root cause of illness, for improved whole health and quality of life.
FABNO, fellow of the american board of naturopathic oncology
Board certified in naturopathic oncology by the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (ABNO). This certification is only granted to naturopathic physicians who meet standards representative of advanced experience and knowledge in cancer care.
Dr. Littlefield is one of four oncology-certified naturopathic physicians in New England. Her extensive education and training in naturopathic medicine and oncology allows her to develop integrative oncology practices that are innovative, evidence based, and highly effective.
LAc, Licensed Acupuncturist
Certified LAc by the National University of Natural Medicine.
As an LAc, Dr. Littlefield is a trained, licensed, and experienced practitioner of acupuncture. This certification allows her to provide her patients with acupuncture treatment as a complement to their conventional oncology care – effectively managing symptoms related to side-effects of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Dr. Littlefield spends one day per week at the University of Vermont Cancer Center providing acupuncture treatment to cancer patients during chemotherapy infusion.
MSOM, Master of science in Oriental Medicine
The MSOM program is designed to provide graduates with a foundational understanding of both western and eastern medical science. As an MSOM, Dr. Littlefield has been trained in the five branches of oriental medicine – Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietary Therapy, Tui Na Oriental Bodywork and Therapeutic Massage, Qi Gong and Tai Chai – as well as modern biomedical science and diagnostics in physiology, microbiology, pathology, radiology, and public health.
Dr. Littlefield’s application of this broad range of medical training results in her comprehensive, evidence-based approach to integrative oncology.
Bachelor of Science, Biology | University of Colorado, 1995
It was while pursuing her Biology degree at the University of Colorado that Dr. Littlefield realized her passion for science lay in finding and treating the root cause of disease.
Master of Science, Oriental Medicine | National University of Natural Medicine, 2004
As part of the Master’s program she participated in oncology clinical rotations, women’s health, and enhanced her understanding of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine | National University of Natural Medicine, 2004
Through an intensive six-year graduate program at the National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Littlefield refined her understanding of how Eastern and naturopathic medicine could work alongside traditional Western medicine to enhance the patient experience.
Private Practice, Vermont Wellness Medicine and Integrative Oncology
In 2014, Dr. Littlefield opened her private practice, Vermont Wellness Medicine and Integrative Oncology, in Middlebury, Vermont. This independence and direct interaction with patients has allowed her to refine her forward-thinking approach to integrated practice. Now specializing in helping patients during and after a cancer diagnosis, she focuses on creating personalized lifestyle, diet, and supplement treatment plans.
Adjunct Faculty, National University of Natural Medicine
With real-practice experience having further shaped her understanding of integrative oncology’s role within the traditional medical community, Dr. Littlefield returned to her alma mater as an educator.
Co-Medical Director, Sojourns Community Health Clinic
After completing her residency, Dr. Littlefield accepted a position as Co-Medical Director of Sojourns Community Health Clinic in Westminster, Vermont. This innovative health clinic focuses on bridging the gap between “conventional and Holistic Medicine through integrated practice.” It was here that Dr. Littlefield realized her true passion as a doctor lay in working directly with patients.
After completing her doctorate at the National University of Natural Medicine, Dr. Littlefield performed her hospital-based residency in Clifton Springs, New York. This provided her the opportunity to collaborate with her colleagues to optimize patient care in a conventional setting, and solidified her goal to pursue a career in integrative oncology.
Teach For America
As a Teach For America corps member from 1996-1998, Dr. Littlefield worked as a high school science teacher in Weslaco,Texas. A recipient of the Teach of the Year Award in 1997, she developed progressive, experiential lesson plans in Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Health, and Math remediation. Dr. Littlefield’s commitment to empowerment through education remains a defining trait of her medical practice to this day.