Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic in Burleigh

Studio Qi Acupuncture clinic located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast was created by husband and wife team Brad and Tabitha Fennell in 2000.
With a move to the Gold Coast and both of us discovering acupuncture from our own unique experiences, we found a vision to authentically deliver acupuncture in a way that would change lives.

When designing what it was we wanted to achieve we looked at one of the foundational ideas in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); that of Qi, pronounced 'chee', roughly translates to 'energy'. Qi really is its own concept, it communicates how you feel both physically, emotionally and how your energy is. So we thought 'a studio of energy' and now Studio Qi continues to evolve as a clinic focused on following, unfolding and discovering the best ways to work with you.

As Studio Qi flourished we began to treat a large array of issues and developed a unique system we call Acufacilitation. This is a technique that you will find nowhere else that incorporates theories and practices of acupuncture with a philosophical understanding of living in harmony with nature, including your nature. It's more than just needles.

Everything you experience at Studio Qi Gold Coast Acupuncture clinic is based on acupuncture techniques, philosophies and ideas. Acupuncture is our life, we are specialists in acupuncture and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience with you. 

Acupuncture Practitioners

Brad Fennell Acupuncturist and Business Owner

Growing up with a passion for the outdoors, nature and rock climbing, I arrived back in Australia injured from 12 months of world climbing. This led me to Acupuncture, the Gold Coast and  my wife, and would  change my life forever. My Acupuncture experience was profound, physically and emotionally, resulting in a greater sense of health and wellbeing that would lead me to follow my passion and dream to study Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Practicing Tui Na oriental massage in 1998, I became a fully qualified Acupuncturist in 2000. Obtaining a Bachelor in Health Science in Acupuncture, my wife Tabitha and I created Studio Qi Acupuncture Burleigh on the Gold Coast with a commitment to delivering the best in Acupuncture and complementary health care. I now combine Acupuncture practice with the development of Acufacilitation; using underlying Acupuncture philosophies to create a unique facilitation style.

I juggle a busy practice with writing, public  speaking and my greatest passion, time spent with my family.


Tabitha Fennell Acupuncturist and Business Owner

I began receiving Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine at the age of ten. When my sister experienced puberty onset asthma, my Mum (who was a chronic asthmatic) decided to research to find a different approach. Discovering a local Acupuncturist, my sister's symptoms soon disappeared with a course of Acupuncture, TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) dietary changes and prescribed vitamins and herbal formulas. This would lead to the whole family receiving Acupuncture care.

My love and belief in Acupuncture and how it effectively heals the body was deeply ingrained within me and resulted in me studing and completing an Acupuncture degree at the Australian College of Natural Medicine in 1997 and begining my Acupuncture practice on the Gold Coast.

Acupuncture has shaped the person I am today! I am wildly passionate about women's health: PMT, fertility, pregnancy, child birth, babies and beyond. Discovering acupuncture at a young age has given me first hand experience the support Acupuncture brings to the body, facilitating physical and emotional balance.

Being a busy mother (of three boys), wife and practitioner, I understand the role that TCM plays in supporting the hectic lifestyles that modern life demands.




Paige Bostock

Paige became a part of the team at Studio Qi in 2010 and has completed a Certificate 2 in Business and a Certificate 4 in Financial Services - Bookkeeping. Paige first started at Studio Qi to further develop her administration and bookkeeping skills. After just a few weeks of working here Paige gained an insight into the benefits of natural therapies and now has a great appreciation for acupuncture and its amazing results. She is continually developing and expanding her knowledge in this field. 








Brylie Peters

Brylie became a part of the team at Studio Qi in early 2016 after many years as a client. Brylie initially came in for treatment relating to infertility, and support undergoing IVF. Now a mother of two young children, she is a passionate advocate of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, especially in relation to IVF, infertility and pregnancy, and is excited to learn more about treating these issues and expanding her knowledge of natural therapies in general.







Recent blog posts

The Yin state nourishes Pregnancy

17th October

Treating the cause of sciatica

17th October

Induction Time

14th October

Back pain in pregnancy

12th October

Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond

9th October


7th October

Congratulations!! You're Pregnant

5th October

Support, Acupuncture, it holds you!

30th September

Treating morning sickness with acupuncture

19th September

Building your Qi

11th September

The IVF waiting... Acupuncture helps

9th September

Following your signals

7th September

Chinese Pulse Diagnosis

2nd September

Nature, Acupuncture & Anxiety

29th August

Facilitation - Make that change

21st August

The Workshop

21st August

Menopause is a transition time, what stories do you have?

19th August

A very empowering technique...

17th August

Hot Flushes

16th August

It's Winter, time to build your Qi

14th August

Acupuncture, when things get too much

9th August

Things you can do to avoid and treat the winter cold & flu

8th August

Turning breech or posterior babies with Moxa & Acupuncture

8th August

Are You Constipated?

7th August

Why Yin energy benefits fertility

2nd August

Fertility, why getting both parties in for acupuncture gets results

1st August

Lung 10

31st July

Cough Clear for lingering coughs

24th July

Our children with sports injuries and how acupuncture helps

18th July

Menopause - Mother to Crone

15th July

"I used to be able to eat that" - Menopausal Woman

26th June

Sleep tips for Menopause

24th June

Kids & Acupuncture

12th June

Blissful Birthing & Massage

17th May

Accessing your yin

12th May

Congested Sinuses

4th May

Would you like some help and support with your life?

4th May

New Mums need time to be nurtured

2nd May

Chia porridge is go for breaky

29th April

Dysmenorrhea is Pain Period

27th April

One client

19th April

Pregnant with sleepless nights leading to Anxiety & Worry

6th April

Colon 4 - Hegu the hand point

28th March

Acupuncture helps young babies stop crying - new research

21st March


20th March


18th March

Acupuncture for better Digestion

13th March

Hormonal Balance

11th March

Lung 7 - Lieque

9th March

Sinus pain and congestion

6th March

How to improve Cesarean Scar healing

23rd February

Your newborn and acupuncture

13th February

So you have had your baby... well done to you

4th February

Belly breathing calms us...

21st January

Bring a new you to 2017

11th January

Why you're driving yourself to fatigue

15th December

Anxiety attacks

5th December

Bloating tummy weather

5th December


2nd December

IVF - Hope and a whole lot of nurturing

19th November

Apple Cider Vinegar = Better digestion

17th November

Old stuck injuries that never quite feel right

15th November


12th November

Just add Cinnamon

1st November

IVF... always learning more

29th October

Shoulder Pain Injury and Bursitis

25th October

Acupuncture and IVF transfer day

24th October

Sinus Pain

20th October


15th October

Headaches and Migraines during pregnancy

5th September

Welcome to Spring

1st September

Hegu - Colon 4

13th August

Do you have a sore back that you just can't get right?

4th August

You have come off the pill but your cycle is still not right

21st July

Article on Acupuncture & IVF

13th July

Acupuncture fundamentally is a change facilitator

7th July

Warming Drink Recipes

23rd June

Palellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Runners Knee

21st June

A warm welcome to our new receptionist!

14th June

Vaginal tissue and sex after giving birth

9th June

Treating Pregnancy with Acupuncture

7th June

Here is Brad's Bulletin Article

31st May


27th May

Family Acupuncture

21st May

How you can help your Hot Flushes

19th May

Acupuncture and Libido

14th May


9th May

How acupuncture can help let down your milk

28th April

Menopause explained Chinese Medicine Style...

18th April

Heartburn while you're pregnant

14th April

E-book "How To Have Great Sex Everyday" by Juliet Allen, featuring an interview with Brad & Tabitha

12th April 

Motherhood & Fatigue

7th April

Hippity hoppity Easter is on it's way & so follows sore throats.

25th March

Do Acupuncture for the last four weeks of pregnancy

24th March

Severe itchy skin while pregnant

17th March

A morning of filming for our new e-course

14th March

Fear your baby is too big?

10th March

Go the full 40

5th March

Sleepless Restless Night can cause Anxiety...

3rd March

Welcome Autumn!

1st March

Back, Hip & Public Symphysis Pain

25th February

Carpal tunnel of the hands and general swelling of legs & ankles

18th February

When do I get acupuncture if I'm starting IVF?

15th February

The Heart Meridian

13th February

Week 3 - Headaches and Migraines during pregnancy

11th February

Acupuncture for Period Pain

8th February

Kicking Coffee? Then Matcha Tea is for you

4th February

Week 2 - Pregnant with Morning Sickness

4th February

So You're Pregnant - Energy Fatigue can happen in all trimesters

28th January

So You're Pregnant

23rd January

Acupuncture for Broken Bones

19th January

Aloe Vera for Sunburn

18th January

Day 3 x Moxa

16th January

Simple ten day moxa treatment to improve anaemia and iron deficiency

12th January

Don't mask it, get to the cause

27th October

Sugar cravings can occur for a reason

22nd October

Embrace Chinese Herbs

20th October

Pregnancy, IVF & Acupuncture

15th October

Move - Get Your Energy Up

15th October








Gold Coast Acupuncture IVF Specialists

As a Gold Coast acupuncture clinic, our passion at Studio Qi is working with couples to support and maximise their fertility with acupuncture. By working together we are able to help you to achieve the most priceless gift that life can offer, a beautiful child. We are excited to support couples in reaching their goals, and now acupuncture is ...

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