Arteriosclerosis is the buildup of clots in your arteries. This is thought to be due to two primary factors. First is the amount of cholesterol (LDL &HDL) JN YOUR BLOOD. Second is the ability of your liver to bind the fats in the blood so your body can get rid of it through the bile. This can lead to heart attacks and strokes among other things.
Acupuncture can soothe and harmonize the liver so it can work better in all of its jobs (of which there are many). Part of this is identifying which of the jobs of the liver are stressed. This can be determined usually by questioning the patient. There are also herbs which can help the liver do its job, and others that can help get rid of clots in your arteries.