Alternative help for loss of libido
The stress of menopause may actually manifest muscle tension in your pelvic floor. Christien Bird is a Women's Health Physiotherapist from the White Hart Clinic, she told Hot Flush that women may need more physiological help to relieve tension. Watch our vlog with Christien giving helpful tips and advice on menopause and the pain of sex.
Can be used to strengthen and enhance sexual health. Acupuncture focuses on the person as a whole, so a practitioner would look at your emotional and physical well-being in helping to improve libido. Look at the British Acupuncture Council www.acupuncture.org.uk website for a practitioner near you.
Traditional Chinese medicine
Chinese medicine sees an imbalance of the energy systems (Qi) and targets the heart and kidneys to help with menopause symptoms. Try Horny Goat Weed, which couldn’t be more aptly named, and claims to boost natural levels of testosterone. We haven’t tried it, but let us know if you have and it worked for you.
Fragrance in essential oils may stimulate an emotional response boosting your mood and increasing your libido. Try:
Lavender: thought to balance out hormones. Put a drop on your wrist or behind ears.
Ylang Ylang: thought to enhance sexual energy. Burn it in a diffuser.
Homeopathy treats the whole person rather than one particular symptom, so in theory your libido could benefit from a homeopathic consultation.