“A shame for a program on health”, “a promotional campaign for practices (…) enriching charlatans”… According to the reactions on Twitter, many viewers were annoyed by the program broadcast this Tuesday evening on France 2 “The Extraordinary Powers of the Human Body”.
The program presented by Michel Cymes and Adriana Karembeu was titled “Unexplained healings: the powers of the mind over the body” and was devoted to alternative medicine and practices relating to supernatural beliefs or mystical powers.
An excerpt on fire cutters that has not always convinced
On Twitter, many viewers said they were embarrassed to see these practices put forward by a France Television channel, with the scientific backing of Michel Cymes.
A passage devoted to “fire cutters”, who intervene in emergencies hoping to relieve the pain of a burned patient with a few gestures, was particularly a source of ridicule.
In the comments left under the excerpt from the show, posted on Twitter, some people accuse France 2 of “valuing practices recognized as false on the public service”, and of “promoting charlatanism”. Others, mockingly, offer to send the magnetizer “in Gironde to touch trees”…
Other more enthusiastic viewers
Some tweeters on the other hand expressed their interest in these practices which start from the principle that science cannot explain everything: “I believe in all these complementary medicines! Who can tell me that 100% of the mechanisms of the brain and the mind are discovered? »
And on Facebook, in the comments left on the France 2 page, viewers seem to have been much less skeptical: “This show was too interesting”, “I admire”, “Your report will give hope”…