Josh Taves


Josh Taves is a Licensed Acupuncturist with Sports Performance Acupuncture and Lead Acupuncturist of the Sports Medicine Department at St. Mary’s College.

Josh had a previous externship with UC Berkeley Athletic Department and is a graduate of Acupuncture & Integrated Medicine College. He is a former NFL defensive linemen for the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

After enduing years of injuries in the NFL Josh was exposed to the top doctors and sports therapists igniting a lifelong passion for healing others. Josh’s approach to treatment is to combine the best treatment options for each client – a “Bruce Lee approach”. From acupuncture and myo-fascial release to joint manipulations, shiatsu and herbal formulas, Josh is known to blend and perfect treatment plans making him extraordinarily equipped to handle the needs of athletes.

Josh’s passion is treating sports related injuries and chronic pain to help his clients achieve their full potential on the golf course, in the yoga studio, during cross training or on the running trail. He is known for his holistic approach to patient’s well-being, incorporating tailored acupuncture treatment with dietary and supplement guidance.

Contact at:

Sports Performance Acupuncture
1875 Olympic Blvd. Suite 150
Walnut Creek Ca 94596

Phone: 925-785-7364


Free consultation for new clients