Not your typical Acupuncturist. . .

Usually acupuncturists will treat 2-4 patients per hour, and leave the room while you rest. Dr. Faddis does not leave the treatment room, instead she will implement acupressure, tuina, gua sha, facial reflexology, and cupping as needed, which allows you to get extra care and attention. Learn more about her treatment modalities here.


Whether it's two sessions or regular visits throughout the year, we delight in seeing the effective and lasting results of our treatment plans. 

I was blown away by her intuitive assessment and treatment, which included a divine and relaxing face, neck and foot massage, while I laid on the most comfortable treatment table, ever! I felt completely relaxed and blissful hours afterward. Stephanie’s loving touch and healing heart cannot be recommended enough. Be kind to yourself and make an appointment today!
— A.M. Marriage and Family Therapist

187 El Dorado Street | Monterey, CA 93940



community treatments | Sunday + monday

Private treatments | tuesday - Saturday

We accept and require cash or credit card payment on the day of treatment.

Health Insurance companies tend to cover acupuncture costs when it is pain related. To avoid someone else controlling your optimum treatments, we do not accept Health Insurance. We choose to provide more care than insurance companies deem necessary. We can provide a Superbill to those seeking health insurance compensation from their insurance provider.  We are able to process Health Savings Account Cards or Flex Cards issued by your insurance provider.



We value your choice in providers, and we want to ensure that we are a good fit for your health + wellness needs. We will set aside 15 minutes to discuss what you would like to achieve with Ouchie and how we can partner to allow you to thrive. 


Becoming a Patient

Both private + community style treatments are being offered. Before you book your appointment online, please make yourself familiar with our treatments. If you do not know where to begin, simple book a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION, and Dr. Faddis will be happy to guide you in the right direction.

PRivate + customized treatments

Ouchie | Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine | Carmel by the Sea


This is your first visit with us.

We allocate 90 minutes to allow us to get an extensive health history and establish a treatment plan. This time will also provide you with your first therapeutic experience with us. 

This time will provide us with a treatment action plan, which will guide us with frequency of visits. Depending on the severity of your dis-ease, we begin with 3-6 THRIVE treatments. 


THRIVE are your follow-up visits with us.

This appointment is focused on your treatment plan and progression of the quality of health you obtain session after session.  We allocate 60 minutes for our THRIVE treatment, where 30-40 minutes of that will be actual treatment time. We assess progress made in your treatment plan, and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. 

The goal of THRIVE, is to make changes quickly  and maintaining them quickly, which then brings us to maintenance care. No one reacts the same way to treatments, so it is hard to say what will work individually. 

Cupping, Gua Sha, Acupressure, and Moxa will all be integrated into THRIVE, anyone seeking more attention with just Gua Sha or Cupping, can be scheduled individually. 


cosmetic acupuncture with ouchie | acupuncture + chinese medicine

In this 90-minute treatment you experience a dynamic approach to your health: it begins with a restoring + reviving back treatment, followed by a nourishing + uplifting front treatment.

Back treatment: emotional restoration with acupuncture + fire cupping

Front treatment: constitutional acupuncture + facial reflexology/gua sha


facial reflexology

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Facial Reflexology, or Dien Chan Zone, treats symptoms in the body via stimulation of zones on the face to repair and prevent imbalance of every kind and can be used both on its own or as a compliment to allopathic measures.


Learn more here

Gua Sha

gua sha with ouchie | acupuncture + chinese medicine

A 30-minute lifting and rejuvenation facial treatments. A natural facelift!

Gua Sha is gentle pressure applied to your face in upward motions, to encourage blood flow, collagen turnover, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.


24K Gold auricular

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Auricular acupressure is the perfect modality to address acute + chronic issues such as allergies, addiction, digestive issues, psycho-emotional issues, and pain.

Using 24K Gold pellets to apply pressure on the microcosm of the ear, allows a prolonged treatment on the go.


fire cupping with ouchie | acupuncture + chinese medicine

A 30-minute immune boosting, tension easing, and restoring treatment.

Fire cupping is great for athletes or anyone with a compromised immune system. This technique will leave markings on your skin, which go away within 10 days


Facial Rejuvenation


Facial Rejuvenation is the age-old non-invasive and natural approach to healthy aging. 

We have created two programs for your skincare needs:

  • REVIVE - 28 Day Program

  • REJUVENATE - 42 Day Intensive

Learn more here

Community Acupuncture



We understand not everyone can make much time for acupuncture care and sometimes cost is a hindrance.

Acupuncture is the leading therapeutic tool providing you with the most dynamic value per cost. 

To help you overcome a tight budget and give your mind, body, and soul some exceptional nurturing, we offer Community Acupuncture.

These treatments are still personalized care, however you share the space with others who are also receiving treatments. 

Available Sunday + Monday


Online Consultations


Not everyone can travel to Monterey to get treated by the Ouchie Team.

We are offering virtual video consultations to assist you with your health + wellness goals.

We are able to lay out treatment options, discuss lab work, develop a supplementation and nutrition plan, discuss herbal remedies, and address lifestyle changes. 

This portal allows you access to our care, where ever you find yourself in the world!