Mineral Oil and Olive Oil Enemas for Constipation: Old-School But Effective

Doctors tend to think “new” is better — new technology, new treatment methods, new drugs. But the longer I practice medicine, the more I realize that low-tech, old-school remedies often work best. Exhibit A, of course, is the Modified O’Regan Protocol (M.O.P.), the enema-based regimen developed by Dr. Sean O’Regan’s in the 1980s. Research proves it resolves bedwetting, daytime pee accidents and poop accidents (encopresis) far better than anything today’s doctors have to offer. In this post I’ll discuss Exhibit B: using mineral oil or olive oil enemas as an adjunct to either M.O.P. or M.O.P.+., when progress is stalling and you’re looking for a kick-start. Here’s how it works: Before bed, the

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