"The characteristics of the self-perpetuating Habit Cough is its repetitiveness and absence once asleep." - Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD, 50yr. acute and chronic cough researcher.
Peer reviewed and published Weinberger Procedure by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD., Pediatric Pulmonologist and Acute & Chronic Cough Researcher
There have been many antitussive "treatments" for repetitive acute and chronic cough over the years, but there has not been a single permanent cure for lingering, dry, repetitive, refractory, idiopathic, acute, or chronic cough by proxy - until now!
Question: Did Dr. Weinberger discover the cure for Habit Cough "by proxy"?
Answer: Yes. Dr. Weinberger had been curing children in person at his cough clinic at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA., long before his "by proxy" cure capability was first discovered in 2019.
Dr. Weinberger speaks quite highly of Dr. Berman and his dedicated work in the treatment & cure of Habit Cough in children as brilliantly described in a peer reviewed and published paper called "Habit Cough in adolescent children" Bernard A. Berman, M.D., F.A.C.A. 1966 - Annals of Allergy HERE. (This link includes all previous references to Habit Cough research.) The entire compendium of Dr. Weinberger's peer reviewed and published work is HERE. Other fine researchers came before Dr. Berman and after, but Dr. Berman's work greatly influenced Dr. Weinberger. Dr. Weinberger studied and ran a chronic cough clinic for children at University of Iowa from 1975 - 2014.
He published many papers and works concerning Habit Cough in Children. He retired to San Diego and currently is Visiting Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego at Rady Children’s Hospital and Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa.
After continuing his research, in 2019 he proved his theory that children can be instantly cured of chronic Habit Cough, "by proxy" utilizing a Skype video call from his office in San Diego to a patient's home in Maryland HERE.
In 2019, he unexpectedly proved that Habit Cough in children could be cured by the child watching his curative autosuggestion session via a YouTube video in countries and languages around the world. He even more unexpectedly proved that ADULTS who suffered from decades of chronic nonproductive cough easily cured themselves by watching the same YouTube video. He took limited medical knowledge and expanded it be be utilized immediately by children and adults suffering from dry barking cough anywhere in the world in their own language.
Does the Weinberger Procedure cure "acute", dry, barking cough or just "chronic", dry, barking cough in children and adults?
Answer - Yes, chronic AND acute coughs, in both children and adults! On March 19, 2020, Dr Weinberger, with an overabundance of data, was able to make a CRUCIAL update to his diagnosis and treatment to include the medical term "acute" dry barking cough as noted here. "Once the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for Habit Cough, even while the repetitive cough is still considered acute (less than 4 weeks), treatment with suggestion therapy [Weinberger Procedure] is appropriate. There is no need to wait until the 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 coughs during the acute period once diagnosis of Habit Cough has been met."
Takeaway - Dr.Weinberger's continuing research has made The Weinberger Procedure replicable, by proxy (YouTube video), for children AND adults, for chronic cough AND now acute cough, in the language of the patient anywhere in the world.
Question: Does The Weinberger Procedure by Proxy utilize autosuggestion?
Answer: Yes. The Weinberger Procedure cure "by proxy, utilizes autosuggestion as noted in Dr. Weinberger's peer reviewed and published work extracted below via local copy HERE. (Original behind paywall HERE.) Successful cure rate for patients diagnosed with Habit Cough who follow the Dr. Weinberger's recovery plan is currently 100%.
Dr. Weinberger writes in his peer reviewed and published work called, "Chronic cough in children and adults": "There are several implications of these observations that habit cough could be cured by proxy. First, it demonstrates that children with habit cough are highly amenable to being empowered with the ability to stop coughing despite durations in some cases of many months or even years. Second, there are some adults with Chronic Cough who respond in the same manner. I discussed the potential mechanism of these observation with my colleague, Ran Anbar, a pediatric pulmonologist and certified medical hypnotist. He suggested that this was an example of observational learning, a well-recognized form of social learning in psychology. Dr Anbar proposed that the child or adult with CC responded to the observation that the girl in the video stopped coughing while they were listening to what Dr Anbar called my “hypnotic patter” of suggestion. Although I do not consider myself a hypnotist, I was willing to consider that as a reasonable explanation until I received 3 follow-up reports that did not use the video directly. Those 3 parents, having seen the video, thought they could approximate the procedure with their child themselves. In fact, they successfully stopped their child’s cough without the child seeing the video."
After 40 years of acute and chronic repetitive cough research in children, comes a novel medical discovery. Dr. Miles Weinberger has successfully and replicably perfected a new paradigm in research, therapy & nonpharmaceutical intervention for acute and chronic cough in children AND adults.
His Weinberger Procedure by proxy, provides instant diagnosis, cure and recovery of a rare & vicious global disease ( HERE ) in children and adults "by-proxy", simply by watching a YouTube video (below) anywhere in the world in
English and Spanish with Arabic coming soon. Translators needed for Mandarin, Farsi and languages of the world.
Children (3+ years) and adult patients (to 60+) are referred to this website by their trusted pediatricians, allergists, neurologists, pediatric pulmonologists and adult pulmonologists and other doctors and specialists around the world. Trust and tell your doctor about The Weinberger Procedure cure by proxy HERE.
Full length Habit Cough Nonpharmaceutical Intervention autosuggestion therapy session (35 min. English) with Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD. This is a copy of the peer reviewed and published original video located at The American Thoracic Society (ATS) video library HERE (behind paywall)
Once diagnosed with Habit Cough, Dr. Weinberger recommends that parents and child watch this video.
Diagnostic criteria: "The repetitive barking cough that is NOT present once the child [or adult] is asleep is the diagnostic criteria. [for Habit Cough in children and adults]" - Dr. Weinberger, MD
Dr. Weinberger asks that you not prep your child about the video. He notes that, unprepared for what they will see, the child (or adult) will instantly feel a bond to Bethany, her illness and her successful cure. They will want to be just like her. Read below for more info.
Dr. Weinberger recommends that families watch this video with their child. Ensure you have 2 plastic bottles of ROOM OR BODY TEMPERATURE water NOT ICE WATER! readily available (WITH THE CAP REMOVED - this saves time when you need to sip water). He says that the child or adult will want to mimic Bethany in her actions and mannerisms.
Note: Recently, a 7 year old girl previewed the condensed version of the full session. She had a very unusual repetitive barking cough/laugh that just would not stop. After watching the video with a caregiver, her cough immediately subsided enough to shock the caregiver, who notified the child's mother. After utilizing the full Weinberger Procedure her nonstop cough - stopped! She was on her way to recovery.
IMPORTANT: Dr. Weinberger says you will know that the cure worked when you see a notable decline in the number and intensity of coughs from your child or you as an adult. Now, onto the ever important recovery period as noted below.
After the instant cure from Habit Cough, immediately begin to follow the CRUCIAL recovery instructions HERE, as directed by Dr. Weinberger.
Remember that this fansite does not offer ANY diagnosis or medical advice to you or your child. Anything that you might think is medical advice - IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. We only direct you to, and report on peer reviewed and published work by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD. We ask that you review this information with your trusted doctors for their diagnosis and medical advice.
The following information relates to our experience with Bethany as she was instantly cured by Dr. Weinberger.
VERY Important note: Dr. Weinberger told us that Bethany WILL need to watch her own video multiple times. You will note in the video, that in our van and on a mattress, Bethany is seen watching and listening to Dr. Weinberger talking to her. We called this, "taking her medicine". Where the "medicine" was the video of Dr. Weinberger. Once she began to practice this new "Weinberger Procedure", Bethany's coughs/day went from 5,000 down to 200 to 100 and then down to zero. This is exactly what Dr. Weinberger told us would happen. He said that even though Bethany was cured, she needed to heal her throat. This is why he is the brilliant doctor and I we are the grateful parents that we are today. (Along with hundreds of grateful parents and from around the world for the last 30+ years!)
1. Prior to watching the full length instant cure video with your Habit Cough diagnosed child (our you as an adult), you will want to preview the video and understand what occurs with The Weinberger Procedure by watching this 11 minute condensed version. HERE.
2. Above is the instant cure video.
Dr. Weinberger wants parents or guardians to watch with your child before your initiate any communication with him.
This full length video is approximately 35 minutes long.
Many children and adults have easily related to Bethany's story and want to be like her.
The cure will be obvious when your child (or you as an adult) has a noticeable decrease in the intensity of the cough AND a noticeable decrease in frequency of coughs per minute/hour.
This is best detected and most obvious when the child or adult watches the curative Weinberger Procedure video DURING THE PERIOD OF THE DAY WHEN COUGHING IS THE WORST - YES, WHEN COUGHING IS THE WORST.
Bethany participated in The Weinberger Procedure at about 7PM. This was when her horror cough was the most vicious and relentless.
This made it the optimum time for Bethany AND US to witness the instant and dramatic frequency and intensity diminishment.
It was quite obvious as you witnessed in the video. Dr. Weinberger then stated in the video that she was done coughing and knew what to do during her recovery phase to ZERO coughs.
Don't worry. This can take days or weeks per Dr. Weinberger. He said that Bethany's thoat needed to heal. We talk all over the recovery page about this below and in great detail HERE.
He was 100% in LITERALLY every thing he said to us. It was fascinating.
This is the most asked question/concern #WeinbergerProcedure!
3. Recovery: After your child has been cured, with "a noticeable decrease in frequency and intensity of cough",
Dr. Weinberger emphatically states that the recovery process MUST be followed HERE.
Recovery information HERE.
For our sweet Bethany, she went from 5,000 coughs/day down to 200 coughs/day the next day all the way down to zero coughs HERE.
Your child will certainly need to watch the curative session video multiple times.
After 3 or 4 days, Bethany said, "... daddy, I've got this." She did, and shortly, her throat was completely healed and all her coughs were gone.
Dr. Weinberger says that children and adults with Habit Cough report instantly relating to Bethany.
They replicate/mimic what she does with amazing results HERE, HERE and HERE. They present a concentration similar to Bethany's.
Important: They should perform a single, one at a time, quick deep sucking breath, mimicking Bethany.
Important: They should sip water, like the 2 glasses of water that Bethany sipped to instantly halt her horror cough. (Do NOT sip WHILE coughing or your will choke. Sip water just prior to the anticipated cough atop the "tickle thing". Bethany began her sip when she felt the "tickle thing" in her throat that preceded her cough.)
Dr. Weinberger also stridently requests that parents do not avert their child's gaze or try to help or assist them in any way. He told us,
Preparing to watch the Weinberger Procedure with your child (or you as an adult)
"Quiet your entire house. No music. No sounds. NO TELEPHONE SOUNDS at all. Complete silence. Here is an interesting exception in so many ways. Many parents have reported that they take their other children to a babysitter or friend's house. (We sequestered our 12 and 11 year old in the garage with their tablets and headphones and told them to NOT attempt to make any sound or communicate with us in any way. We did not know what to expect. They were very compliant.) Mommy and daddy can be in the room. Just DO NOT avert their gaze. Tell them to watch and do what Bethany does in a sweet and reinforcing way - ONLY when necessary. You will want to help, but your cannot! They must do it all by themselves." - Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD. (Note: Father of a 3 year old with Habit Cough stated that he spoke when he created the "... you drink when Bethany drinks" game for his preschooler. It worked for Teddy. More HERE.)
Not assisting or talking to Bethany was the HARDEST part for us and MANY parents. Dr. Weinberger stated that this is the FIRST time that mommy and daddy cannot help their child. The child will feel such pride at their success.
We were overcome with emotion and had to rise above our want to cry or assist until the end of Bethany's session with Dr. Weinberger.
It was indeed difficult to watch and not being able to help. We were proud.
The child will be proud that they did this all by themselves.
A quote in the video where Bethany says, "... if I can do it, you can do it too!" has become the most relatable part for children and adults being cured from their horror cough. Parents tell us ALL the time that their child or they, as a cured adult repeat this to themselves.)
Just gently remind them to watch and do what Bethany does. You may praise your child afterwards only! There will be plenty of time afterwards. They will be proud of themselves and worthy of your praise.
They should have 2 bottles of already opened 8, 10 or 12 oz. bottles of body temperature (not cold or hot) water.
Once Bethany's coughing began to noticeably diminish, Bethany was past the instant cure and into her 2.5 week recovery stage. (It was awesome!)
For Bethany, the instant cure, took about 10 minutes as you will see in the video above.
She DID need to watch her video with Dr. Weinberger again, and practice for the next 3, 4 or more days. You will see her doing this in the video, in the van and in her temporary bed where she slept near us. (We had no knowledge of whether she would be in distress in some fashion at night. Luckily, she was fine.)
This important RECOVERY is explained in great detail HERE. by very special request from Dr. Weinberger. He stated that the recovery was EVERY bit as important or even more important than the cure.
Recovery to zero coughs comes down to:
PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE!
(and praise of the child!)
Note: Please realize that he is a retired pediatrician, but does want to know about your adult repetitive acute and chronic dry cough & cure. More and more adults are contacting him. More and more adults are utilizing The Weinberger Procedure video to cure their Habit Cough. It is better that you initiate communication about The Weinberger Procedure diagnosis and cure with your pulmonologist or doctor. Print and take the documents noted HERE.
Use this page HERE to initiate your communication with Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD. only after following the instructions above and below. (Video of your child is VERY important to Dr. Weinberger.)
Dr. Weinberger's assistance is completely free. He charges no fee or cost for diagnosis and treatment. The Weinberger Procedure is his gift to the world.
He does, however wish for you to include YOUR child's doctor in the proactive diagnosis, cure, recovery AND follow-up for your child. He is retired and wants a new generation of his esteemed colleagues to take the reigns in continued research and utilization of The Weinberger Procedure for Habit Cough.
Some of Dr. Weinberger's fine peer reviewed and published research in Chest Journal HERE and Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology HERE.
HERE is Dr. Weinberger's most recent peer reviewed and published point/counter point paper in Chest Journal about whether the term "tic" should be used or if "Habit Cough" is a more appropriate term.
Note: We never once thought Bethany had a "tic". Never. It was a Habit Cough that was instantly cured without medicine by Dr. Weinberger. Your child might very well have a tic of some nature. Consult with your doctor.
MOST IMPORTANT - As a requisite task to your interaction with Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist's office, it is requested that you record & post a video or videos of your child or you coughing for at minimum, 2 complete cough cycles. More is better.
You may also film them watching the cure video like sweet Abby from Australia did HERE. She was cured of 5 years of horror cough in 5 minutes - and filmed it.
Cellphone video is perfect for this. You will need post your videos to the Internet and provide a link in your first email to Dr. Weinberger. (Google Drive or Dropbox works best.)
This documentary video provides Dr. Weinberger with THE MOST CRITICAL part of his potential to properly diagnose your child or you. The more the better.
Please contact him only after you have completed this task or he cannot make an adequate and informed diagnosis.
Understand that Dr. Weinberger will spend all the time in the world with you and your child. But, please be up to date on your knowledge of your child's mystery cough timeline.
What approximate day did your child's cough start? How many coughs per hours, etc.? What is the estimated gap between cough cycles. Does your child cough during all waking hours and or it is more noticeable at a specific time. (morning, mid-day, evening, night) Is your child's or your cough present once asleep? Medications and diagnosis so far. Country, State/Province where the child lives. Gender/Age, Prior medical history. What illness/medication might have preceded their cough. Anything else you can think of. What is the native language.
Write out your notes so that his time will be effectively utilized. Most important: He will want to know that you have determined whether your child's cough is present while asleep as noted below:
"The repetitive barking cough that is not present once the child is asleep is the diagnostic criteria." - Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD, pediatric pulmonologist, allergist, asthma, habit cough and pulmonology pediatrician and researcher since the 1970's. He is the pediatric pulmonologist they all talk about.
Dennis note: People have been trying to change the name or calling it a tic, but it has been properly described, peer reviewed, published and known for over 325 years as Habit Cough since 1694.
Recovery from Habit Cough
Once instantly cured utilizing The Weinberger Procedure in office, via Skype or "by proxy" - HERE is a great growing thread about what to expect during a period of recovery.
Remember that even though Bethany's Habit Cough went from 5,000/day down to 200 the next day, there is a little bit more work that the child needs to do. It's all about practice - practice - practice. (This is what Dr. Weinberger said.)
Any video documenting your child coughing and/or being cured will help Dr. Weinberger immensely in his research and development of treatment for Habit Cough.
HERE is a great example of Abby from Australia being filmed as she is cured "by proxy" in only 5 minutes after 5 entire years of mystery repetitive acute and chronic cough which was diagnosed by Dr. Weinberger as Habit Cough. This and your video will live on to help so many forsaken children around the world.
Provide him with a detailed overview and he will reply shortly.
He normally replies within 12 - 24 hours based on your location in the world.
One of the questions that Dr. Weinberger must receive all the time is - Which is it? "Disabling cough: habit disorder or tic syndrome?" Never once did we refer to our child's vicious and unstoppable horror cough as a "tic". Never. Our daughter "coughed non-stop". She never had a "tic'd non-stop".
Please take a moment to help Dr. Weinberger with his continuing research into the diagnosis and permanent cure from acute and chronic cough - Habit Cough HERE.
Your child might indeed have some type of tic - ask your doctor. We did. Our doctor, Dr. Weinberger, diagnosed our daughter and said it was a Habit Cough, and he instantly cured our daughter.
Dr. Weinberger has also diagnosed and instantly cured so many other helpless, hopeless and forsaken children (and adults) around the world, instantly and without any drugs - for free as his gift to the children of the world.
Oh, and Dr. Weinberger cured them in person, via Skype and "by proxy" with a YouTube video! (Yes. Read HERE.)
Here is Dr. Weinberger's brilliant response concerning the need for autosuggestion therapy (not anti-psychotic drugs) for children suffering from Habit Cough. You should read it twice. It is incredible.
For us it is quite obvious to our family and those whose child's Habit Cough stopped instantly utilizing The Weinberger Procedure.
We first consulted via telephone with Dr. Weinberger who correctly referred to Dr. Berman's renowned and incredible peer reviewed manuscript from 1966 HERE in which he stated "... relied solely on the art of suggestion" in his work. Note: Prior to the consultation, we had supplied Dr. Weinberger with a detailed diary / chart for Bethany's horror cough period. You can view it HERE.
Like a miracle, with the "art of suggestion" delivered by Dr. Miles Weinberger, - Bethany's horrific Habit Cough was gone! Gone too, is the vicious Habit Cough of children and adults around the world - "by proxy".
We knew that Bethany's cough was not a tic. It was a cough - a vicious, non stop, unabating, horror cough that was diagnosed as Habit Cough and cured by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD!
It was not a Tourette's Syndrome tic. Bethany had a vicious horror cough correctly diagnosed and named - Habit Cough and The Weinberger Procedure immediately cured her. It can provide an immediate cure anywhere in the world by proxy - like magic.
We never once called it anything other than Bethany's "horror cough", until we called it Bethany's Habit Cough.
Most fortunately, we have received numerous reports that medical doctors around the world are referring their mystery repetitive cough - habit cough patients to utilize The Weinberger Procedure with astounding, immediate and permanent cure.
People from around the world and USA are reporting that by utilizing The Weinberger Procedure as noted in the videos below, their own, or their child's multi-year repetitive cough - habit cough instantly stops.
Ask your doctor or medical provider about The Weinberger Procedure. If they are not familiar with it, tell them to review the peer reviewed and published documentation HERE.
Peer Reviewed and Published - Letters, Papers & Manuscripts
Importance of these terms when speaking to your doctor.
It is very IMPORTANT that your medical doctors understand all of the documentation on HabitCough.com is "peer reviewed" and "published". When speaking to them, use these words/terms and you will garner much more attention by the doctor. "Peer reviewed" and "published" means that the research and documentation has gone through a rigorous and intricate critical review by other similarly trained doctors from around the world. Upon completion of the "peer review" process, the letter or manuscript is "published" in a renowned medical publication since they all have approved the content of (in this case) Dr. Weinberger's renowned work.
We are providing Bethany's complete and unedited (as possible) medical chart/diary to you, so that you might be able to communicate more effectively with YOUR trusted medical professionals.
Dr. Weinberger told us to have a large glass of body temperature water on hand for Bethany. Watch the video and you will see her intensive stare at the Skype laptop. She is in a video therapy session with Dr. Weinberger calling in from San Diego, California to our home outside of Annapolis, Maryland!
It makes me cry with joy to know that less than 10 minutes into her call, her mystery, horror cough stopped like a light switch turning off - fully cured.
I shake my head in disbelief as I write this. Thank goodness that I filmed this, or I would NEVER believe what I saw. You will be shocked and amazed also.