The Acqui hot springs – that of “Boiling” that flows at 75 ° C in the heart of the city, and those, a little ‘less hot (50 ° C) that nell’OltreBormida give life to the small lake of “Il Molino” – date back quickly, without taking the time to cool down, through faults – ie cracks in the earth’s crust – from great depths, where in relation to the so-called geothermal gradient and the likely proximity of the mass magmatic have acquired the high temperature that distinguishes them.
In fact it is rain water that slowly penetrating in the space of 60 or 70 years through the subsurface Acqui have been enriched with minerals, particularly those issued by vast salt deposits of that arm of the sea that once occupied the area of the Po Valley. Therefor our sources are commonly considered in terms of chemical composition, in addition to sulfur, especially salsobromojodiche: this definition that shows typical elements also sea water.
Since ancient Roman these waters they notably therapeutic use in the spa facilities of the city and so also in the Middle Ages, a time when around to our care begins to coagulate a medical treatises which greatly enriched in the Modern and Contemporary Age is an eloquent support historical and scientific validity of the Acqui spa therapies.
Baths of acqui
The Acqui terme
For this we can say, today as yesterday, that the sludge and bathrooms practiced at the Terme di Acqui possess analgesic properties and muscle relaxants that encourage the use primary and secondary arthrosis, in fibromyalgia, periarthritis, tendinitis in; the same way the various inhalation treatments (inhalations, aerosols, humage, nebulization) and insufflation tube-tympanic thanks to their anti-inflammatory effects expectorant, immune strengthening are indicated in the treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis simple and chronic obstructive; vaginal douches are important anti-inflammatory in the chronic and atrophic vaginitis and various forms of painful pelvic sclerosis; and, again, the vascular dell’idroginnastica cycle is used to treat lymphedema, phlebitis after-effects, in general the clinical manifestations of chronic venous insufficiency.