Treatment with Acqua Santa, which cannot be recreated artificially in a laboratory, stimulates the production of bile, provokes the contraction and emptying of the gall bladder and the passage of bile in the intestine via the bile ducts. The recommended treatment cycle lasts 12 days and is indicated for dyspepsia of gastroenteric or biliary origin, irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by constipation, dyskinesis of the bile ducts accompanied by dyspepsia, chronic gastroduodenitis, and chronic alithiasic cholecystitis accompanied by dyspepsia. Treatment may be limited to drinking the water (hydropinic treatment) or it may be supplemented with mud and water baths for the hepatic region (mud-balneo-hydrotherapy bathing cycle). The mud baths for the hepatic region in the Terme Sillene, which complement the hydropinic therapy, activate an antispastic and decongestant action.
The treatment is completed with the carbon dioxide bath in Sillene water which activates the vasoconstriction of the bowels and vasodilatation in the hepatic and systemic area.