833 Cass Street | Monterey, CA 93940



Tuesday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

WEdnesday 9 am - 6 pm

thursday 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Friday 9 am - 6 pm

saturday 9 am - 3 pm

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. 

Stephanie Duerkopp Faddis | Licensed Acupuncturist + Herbalist


Not your typical Acupuncturist. . .

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

Ouchie | Acupuncture + Herbal Medicine
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

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


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. 


THRIVE is for our established patients.

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 treatments.




A facial rejuvenation treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine can improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that have contributed to the aging process.  Prepare to experience a dynamic therapeutic treatment that provides exceptional results while also having a similar feel as a full body massage—relaxed and recharged.  You leave with a firm face feel, looking glowing and vibrant.  

If you are looking for a natural plumping and lifting face lift, 12 treatments are recommended, and we offer the 12th treatment complimentary. Each session is 80 minutes of face focused bliss which also provides a great therapy for your body.

Learn more about REJUVENATE

Gua Sha

A 45-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.

This treatment has been getting a lot of attention from Vogue and Allure.

Facial Rejuvenation | www.ouchie.us


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. 


Online Consultations


Not everyone can travel to Carmel by the Sea 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!