Acute cough cured with the Weinberger Procedure "by proxy"? Why, yes indeed!

Updated: Sep 3


Evidence Based, Parental Perspective & Opinion by Dennis Buettner


"I’m glad to find out I wasn’t alone." - Camille


This is Dr. Weinberger's request to his esteemed medical colleagues around the world.


"The bottom line is that allergists and immunologists or pulmonologists who encounter these patients should recognize the disorder based on the unique clinical characteristics [noted below] and avoid excessive and unnecessary testing and therapeutic trials.


The diagnosis should not be one of default after excluding all other causes of [Acute and] Chronic Cough. That approach only adds to further quality-of-life impairment. The clinical characteristics of habit cough are sufficiently recognizable that a diagnosis is generally possible based on a history and physical examination." HERE - Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD





On March 19, 2020, something METEORIC occurred for the first time in the history of modern medicine - compliments of Dr. Weinberger.


Dr. Weinberger updated and exponentially advanced his brilliant diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with "chronic cough" by proxy. His diagnosis and treatment for habit cough, which once only included chronic length, repetitive, daytime, dry, habit coughs now includes "acute length cough". (Simply brilliant!)


Q: Why is this a "METEORIC occurrence"?


A: Until this updated diagnosis and treatment, The Weinberger Procedure was used exclusively for "chronic cough" (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult) diagnosed as habit cough.


Brilliant: Due to a considerable amount of updated patient data received and analyzed by Dr. Weinberger, doctors, parents & patients can utilize The Weinberger Procedure for acute, (not just chronic) unexplained, daytime, repetitive, dry cough once the diagnostic criteria has been met.


(Diagnostic criteria: "The repetitive [daytime, dry] barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria.")


Cough is one of the main reasons for people visiting doctor offices around the world. Trust and heed your doctor's recommendations. We trust and heed Dr. Weinberger's recommendations. It was the best decision we ever made - bar none! Now the world is taking a pause to recognize that The Weinberger Procedure - by proxy can cure acute dry unexplained cough.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6234945/


"Acute habit cough", as opposed to "chronic habit cough" is the dry, unexplained, repetitive, cough from recent onset of the cough lasting less than three weeks (children) and to week 8 (adults). After which the repetitive, unexplained, daytime, dry cough will be considered "chronic habit cough". (The only difference in these diagnoses are the seemingly arbitrary number of days/weeks the patient has their habit cough as you will understand in the following information. - Dennis' opinion)


As word gets out utilizing The Weinberger Procedure, by proxy for acute habit cough will change the way that doctors around the world diagnosis and treat one of the main reasons for child and adult doctor visits.


As seen below, Dr. Weinberger added the following statement to his diagnosis: "There is no need to wait until the [daytime] cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult)".


Here is part of what must have led up to Dr. Weinberger's momentous update. Hint: It has a lot to do with his 40+ years of brilliant research. Success!


Months after Bethany was completely and fully cured from her vicious Habit Cough, she had a new onset of unexplained non-stop daytime dry cough. (This time it was not so mysterious to her mom and me. It came after an ear infection. She slept through the night only to begin coughing once she awoke. This was a new onset of her "daytime unexplained dry cough" now known as Habit Cough.)


I freaked out and emailed Dr. Weinberger.


He immediately responded. He asked me to tell her, "... she knows what to do!"


Bethany said, "... OK daddy, I already stopped my cough using The Weinberger Procedure again!" I spoke with her and she explained to me that it was easy because she did it the first time.


Huge update! Similar scenarios occurred with Abby and Lily (below) from Australia as well as Gracen in Oklahoma.


Dr. Weinberger realized that Bethany and the other children did not need to wait 4 more weeks for the dry cough to become declared "chronic cough" in physical time to utilize The Weinberger Procedure.


Each of the parents was relieved when their child knew what to do, and instantly stopped their new dry cough occurrence. One child said that it was, "... like remembering how to ride a bike."


Lily's story is below. It is a long read, but validates how life changing knowledge of The Weinberger Procedure is.



The doctor said that Bethany had a great set of abs? "Do you exercise with yoga?" "No, I coughed 500,000 times. Each was like a situp!" Little brother says, "Can I cough 500,000 times? I want a six pack!"



Habit Cough Diagnosis & Treatment by Dr. Miles Weinberger, M.D.


Updated to include "acute cough" by Dr. Weinberger on March 19, 2020

"The repetitive [daytime] barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria." (It might take awhile for the patient to fall asleep. It matters whether the cough is not present once asleep; only to return once awake. - Editor note.)

"The characteristics of the self-perpetuating [daytime] Habit Cough is its repetitiveness and absence once asleep."

Once the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for [daytime] Habit Cough, even while the repetitive cough is still considered acute (less than 4 weeks), treatment with suggestion therapy [Weinberger Procedure HERE] is appropriate. There is no need to wait until the [daytime] cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult).

Multiple patients report that knowledge of The Weinberger Procedure allows them to stop their future [daytime] coughs during the acute period once diagnosis of Habit Cough has been met.


What do I do now as a parent or patient? My question as a parent: "Does this mean that I won't have to give my child (or me) cough medicine when they have a dry morning and daytime cough? Will I just need to have them watch The Weinberger Procedure video with Bethany?"


Answer as a parent: "I don't know. I am just a dad. Doctors should be able to assist. Tell them. Print out and provide them with Dr. Weinberger's peer reviewed and published work HERE. It is VERY important that you inform your doctor that this is "peer reviewed and published". I will say that responses from parents and patients around the world certainly leave a lot of room for research and discovery. Inform and trust your doctor."


Honey for acute cough in children - CDC


The CDC recommends honey as a suppressant for acute cough in children. No joke. No medicine. No dextromethorphan (DXM). Nothing. Just honey. (... and honey doesn't work; and neither does DXM)


https://bit.ly/Nonpresciption


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4934161/



Lily and Jenn Dollin, NSW, Australia


Jenn Dollin is Lily's mom. She sent me an elaboration on the fact that her daughter is not coughing during a common season change cold.


She had also contacted me to say (similarly to Abby who lives 45 minutes away) that Lily started coughing from anxiety (not smoke as I wondered and asked) after the bushfires caused their family to evacuate.


She was reminded that she knew what to do - just like Abby and they stopped their return cough of 1-2 days worth of coughing.


Initial contact August 21, 2019


Lily Dollin, age 10, NSW Australia - mom read Dr. Weinberger's script to daughter in her car. Cured. Read the whole story HERE.


November 12, 2019


I wasn't worried yesterday as it was just a few coughs that stopped pretty quickly and knowing she had her cold I thought it was just that but I became worried this morning when the coughing wasn't stopping and began to sound more like the all too familiar habit cough.


I told lily she could stop it.


She said she needed my help. So I just sat with her while she sipped on the water, telling her she could do it. She's hardly coughed in the last hour so I'm thinking we are OK.


Her school is back open today but I'm keeping her home so she can get on top of the cough. I don't want her worrying about it at school. I'll let you know how it goes today.


It's all pretty scary with the fires. The fire fighters are absolutely amazing. Thanks for your thoughts. 🙏


It really is amazing. I am again in shock with how it works.


I was going to film lily this morning but I had doubts that we could fix it.


Even though we had in the past I thought that we couldn't be that lucky a second time round.


But so far it looks like we are. I will definitely grab a video if there is a next time.


I'm so grateful for you and what you have done for so many people.


After Lily stopped her cough again Wednesday morning it has not returned!!!!


March 01, 2020


Lily has had a cold the last few weeks and not a single cough. I've never known her not to cough when she has a cold.


I believe that Lily was effective in curing her cough using the Weinberger procedure because of her determination to have it gone. I believe that motivation for it to end was the driving force behind it stopping and her believing she could do it.


Had she not been coughing for as long as she was, I don't think the determination would have been there (for her) as she probably wouldn't have viewed it as a problem.


I definitely believe it comes down to a strength of mind and the determination for it to work.


Once Lily began to see that she could control the cough for a short period of time, I saw the determination kick in as she knew that it was working. In my opinion, I think that it comes down to the determination of the individual.


So to answer your question, yes, I think if the wish and determination to stop the cough, if earlier than the 4 weeks of a chronic repetitive cough is there, I personally believe it is possible.


And going back to my message the other day, Lily still has a cold and still no coughing.


That auto reaction of her body to cough is no longer there.


As I said the other day, I have never known her not to cough when she was sick.


All her life when she has been sick she has always had a cough. Always. So this is very new to me that she can have a cold without a cough.


Yes, I agree, I would think that it would be harder for adults not to slip back to coughing because of how ingrained the habit could be...


But again it comes back to the determination to have it gone.


And yes, currently no one wants to be seen as having a cough so that would act as good motivation to stop!


I just think that the habit of coughing is gone. I don't think she is making a conscious decision not to cough, I think she is subconsciously not having that impulse to cough anymore. If that makes sense. It's just my opinion though based on my thoughts.


Interestingly though, I don't believe that Lily is making a conscious decision not to cough anymore. (She definitely was before and even when she got sick again at the end of last year).


Now, that she has put in the hard work, I think her body's automatic response to cough has gone. Almost like her body has been reprogrammed. I'm very interested to see how she goes over winter. That will be the real test.


- Jenn Dollin.


This was Dr. Weinberger's response: "I also continue to be fascinated and astonished. We've also learned a lot from the follow-up of the families regarding the recovery."




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