What’s the big difference between holistic medicine vs traditional allopathic medicine? Holistic healing focuses on the well-being of the body. Symptoms are looked at as indications for areas of improvement. Allopathic looks at the disease or illness as the primary source of focus. Symptoms, in this light, are looked at as the problem areas that need to be stopped or covered up. The end goal of holistic medicine is to improve the well-being of your body. The end goal of allopathic medicine is to mitigate disease. The biggest difference here is our focus. Focus on the well-being of our bodies vs. focus on the elimination of disease.