Despite its name, the Chill Pill is not medication. It's actually a small, handheld device that works on the principle of electrotherapeutic stimulation: it emits electronic pulses at regular intervals in order to relax your mind, thus reducing anxiety.
By simply holding the Chill Pill in your hand or pressing it against your pressure points, one can almost immediately reduce anxiety, and ease both mind and body. It sends out small pulses that travel from the palm of your hand and into the rest of your body, telling your nervous system that "it's time to relax." Your hand will feel a tingle with each pulse as the tiny shockwaves build up your body's natural forms of serotonin and endorphins to quell anxiety.
- For Meltdowns: Adjust the Chill Pill to a higher and stronger pulse rate and use it to massage key pressure points such as the lower back of the neck, inside of the wrist, top of the palm, and front of the thigh until your breathing feels less labored and you feel calmer and more grounded.
For Generalized Anxiety: Set the pulsation to a moderate frequency, then hold the Chill Pill in your hand for 20 minutes until its cycle ends. Shift the device between your hands, letting it run for 20-minute cycles until you feel your anxiety dwindling and your mind calmer and more refreshed.
Some comments received on the Chill Pill:
Initially, the pulses can be a bit unpleasant. But, by adjusting the intensity you can get to the perfect setting.
Try putting the device in a bunch of different positions in your hand until you feel the pulses in the right spot and at the right intensity.
It says that it takes using this consistently for 7 - 10 days to see results, so it might not be best for my fellow impatient Aspies.
It works great for my daughter. She uses it almost every night.
The Chill device works well for me, I use it for distraction so that I focus on something else other than the tremor in my hand
We purchased the Chill Pill in hopes to help with calming and motivation. It appears to work surprisingly. Just need to get into the routine of using it daily to see the full effects.
I have social anxiety and this little device has made being in public a bit easier. It is also great if you have trouble falling asleep.