Kidneys and Lower Back Pain Question
Dr. Melissa West,
I have watched your videos for quite awhile and look on your Web site as well. I want to ask you a question;
First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Adam Lechowicz and I am Polish. I have lived in United States for 34 years. In this time I develop diabetes, lower back problems and huge amount of extra weight. Now I also develop kidney failure end stage. I spoke with my doctor and she told me if I lose weight and get same strength, I may help my kidney. I try many exercise and they just did not work out. For some unknown reason I was thinking Yoga is meditation program not exercise until I see on youtube few episodes of Yoga. I don’t see any other way for me to lose little weight. Do you have any program which will help me losing weight and fixing my lower back pain, and help my kidney at the same time?
Thank you for your question. According to traditional chinese medicine, your kidneys are also related to the general health of low back so, if have kidney issues, you probably will also have low back issues. They go together. Your kidneys filter the fluids in your body, so make sure you are getting drinking plenty of water and getting adequate hydration. Check out this video I did on the top 10 reasons to stay hydrated.
Here is a Namaste Yoga video that I did a number of years ago that addresses your low back and kidneys.
Also, on the membership site I have a Yoga for Winter series where I go into detail on a class for yoga for the kidney and the kidney meridian as well.