Article by Angela Haldane
Q. For the past six months, I have had low libido. I can’t work out what exactly has changed, but are there any suggestions?
A. Libido can often suffer when life gets busy. Daily demands are forever increasing leaving little time for relaxation.
A naturopathic approach to low libido, would be to prescribe herbal medicine which supports the nervous system and lifestyle management. eg performance anxiety, mood enhancers, stress and energy management and optimise vascular system.
Some people need time management skills, time to switch off from work related activities and organise one day a week to be computer free for example. Even though access to all facilities is available 24 hours a day, it doesn’t mean that you have to be. You owe it to yourself not to be – especially to increase your quality of life.
Some people respond to zinc supplementation – you can check for signs of zinc deficiency by looking for white flecks on your nails or a metallic taste in your mouth. Or poor sense of taste and smell.
See your registered herbalist (NZAMH) or naturopath for a consultation so that the most appropriate herbs are chosen for you.
Identify what makes your soul sing, whether it be a good playlist, or a bike ride and make it happen. With a holistic approach, things should improve.