WHY do I have SVT?


One of the questions that I get asked all the time, (and that I used to ask myself over and over again), was WHY do I have SVT?


My experience with my own SVT suffering and now my healing journey, allows me to understand that SVT is a multi-layered condition (just like most health issues are) and that to figure out “WHY you have SVT,”  you have to open your mind and begin to view Supra-ventricular Tachycardia from a much more integrative perspective.


Understanding why you have SVT from an Integrative Perspective…

If you have SVT, then YES you have an accessory pathway present, but WHY do you have electrical mis-fires on some days vs. others?

Why are you more susceptible to an SVT when you are stressed out, didn’t get enough sleep, are dehydrated or over-ate (and for women when you are menstruating)?

WHY do so many people with SVT also have POTS, Anxiety, Adrenal fatigue, Digestive issues, or even Autoimmune diseases along with their SVT condition? These are the questions that I posed for myself, and now pose for others, who are interested in journeying into more an integrative approach to their SVT…

I do not personally believe that SVT is a stand alone condition, nor do I think that SVT is as “random” as traditional cardiology suggests, which is also why I do not believe that pharmaceuticals are the solution for it.

As such, to create a full spectrum healing plan for yourself, it’s helpful to look into more of a root cause perspective to help yourself find true and lasting healing.

A root cause medicine approach, is an integrative or functional term that suggests that there are several “factors/reasons” that contribute to why we are experiencing a health issue; and that we have to search deeply to find those causes to get to the real root of the problem.

So, if you are starting to think that your SVT is more of a SYMPTOM and not the stand alone problem, or that it is the REPRESENTATION of something deeper going on, then you may find that taking more of an integrative approach is what you are seeking.

The “CORE FOUR” is a term that I use to encompasses four major areas to examine to find your root causes and triggers that are manifesting as SVT.  Once we understand our root causes and triggers, we can apply lifestyle changes, food and dietary changes, and many more healing modalities as the “remedies” to support ourselves. Once again, it is the combination of healing approaches that will serve to help us, and usually not just “one” thing that needs to be “fixed” to find lasting relief.

Root causes and triggers can be thought of as the circumstances that can weaken your health or restore it depending on lifestyle choices, diet, emotional well-being, environment, and other influencers. They represent the vast and complex internal tapestry that requires our attention. The Core Four are central to the discussion about what you can tangibly do to help yourself.

This is where the source of our illness and disharmony resides and where we also find opportunity to restore balance and rebuild health.

These are the key areas that impact your health and planted the seeds for your susceptibility to SVT, and are also the points of power of where you can exercise action steps to take back control of your health and destiny.

Below is a brief re-cap of the healing layers, as I see them,  that I embraced as part of my own Heal SVT Naturally Protocol. It’s up to each of us to explore these topics further to find the ones that resonate with you.

My role, is to share self-healing suggestions with the intention to empower you…to not only take the steps that feel comfortable for you to look at your own health circumstance from a more integrative perspective, but to realize that healing is a journey, and that there are many aspects that contributed to the rise of our health issues, and that many of them can be restored through shifts in our thinking, behavior, and lifestyle choices.

Part of the integrative approach is taking both action steps + responsibility to help yourself where you can, to do what is within your control. That is all we can do. I share ways to help people feel more empowered and do the essential self-healing work to facilitate the process.

Here are some of the areas that contributed to my SVT condition and what I do within each area to help myself..

The Physical+ Nutritional Layer:  Some of the things that I have found to be related to my own SVT are issues that I describe as the SVT-Gut Connection. These include things like depletion, hormone imbalance, inflammation, leaky gut syndrome,  malabsorption of essential vitamins and minerals which can stem from undiagnosed food sensitivities, overtaxed liver, high body burden and more. I often found myself exhausted, not absorbing essential vitamins and minerals, experiencing adrenal fatigue, headaches and constipation. Using an Integrative perspective, I could see that my SVT was often related to my lack of bowel movements, and that as I improved my Diet, stopped eating white sugar and processed foods, went gluten and sometimes dairy free, increased greens, water and fiber, I saw vast improvement. The SVT Prevention Diet, an e-guide that I wrote, is my attempt at sharing this vast topic with you, along with how to use food, and your relationship to food and self care as a a supportive tool to assist you in your healing efforts within this specific layer. Learn more HERE

The Emotional Layer: Addressing our heart wounding, as part of why we have SVT is essential to create a full spectrum approach to our healing. We all have emotional stressors both current and past.  Some of us have years of unresolved issues, childhood wounds, old grief, heartache and trauma. I believe that these issues impact our heart and that SVT is the way that the unresolved issues are coming up for healing. To delve into this category, I use journaling, coaching, inner child healing, re-parenting, learning how to hold space for myself and so much more. I wrote a FREE e-guide called Journaling with your Intuition, to help people explore their relationship with their Intuition as part of the solution to strengthen the internal courage needed to dive into healing wounds from the past as part of your overall heart healing journey. Learn more HERE

The Energetic Layer- People with SVT tend to be extremely sensitive, and empathetic. Learning about how we absorb other peoples energy and even emotions, and how we absorbed so much of our environment as children, is another helpful integrative way approach to apply to our overall healing. SVT is an electrical misfire of the heart. The heart has an electromagnetic field that is no doubt impacted by energy, emotions, and the environment.  I was not aware of how to cleanse my personal energetic space or protect myself from toxic people, aggression or the daily energetic assaults that I found myself extremely sensitive to. You too, may not realize just how much energy you are absorbing that is not even yours.  Learning to honor this sensitivity is an important part of heart protection and healing. If interested in this topic, you may want to read my blog post about how to Disentangle from our Default Energetic Patterns. Learn more HERE

To help further with this layer, we have to consider how we honor our sensitivities, identify and set clear boundaries with people and family members, learn tactics to deal with toxic people or toxic interactions and so much more…I love to share about this topic and share many journaling exercises and other self care tools on my website and instagram to help with increasing our ability to take care of ourselves and surround ourselves with love and uplifting energy.

The Spiritual Layer- Asking our heart, from a spiritual perspective, what it needs, and what is our purpose, our divine calling, our hearts desires, are such an important questions to ask ourselves as a part of any healing journey. I also think that re-connecting with our inner-child, learning about their needs and learning about re-parenting our inner child is a tool to help us connect with our heart truth and divinity.

To be able to fully listen to our heart and make heartfelt decisions, we need to heal the obstacles that are in the way of our connection to our intuition and highest self. Re-learning and re-membering how to make intuitive decisions, receiving joy, deepening self-trust through self-compassion work is part of heart healing. If we are disconnected from our divine path, if we suppress our heart truth, if we don’t make time to listen to our heart’s needs, I believe this can show up in physical form such as a heart chakra issue like SVT.   I view SVT as a doorway into exploring all the ways that I am listening to my heart and allowing it to be my guiding light.

In my opinion, SVT in general, is asking us to dive deep into self-care and self-healing work. Much of this involves analyzing the ways in which we nurture and care for ourselves. If we are wounded in those areas, inner child healing work can be extremely valuable in assisting our healing efforts.

I found it very helpful to carve out time to journal each day and create a daily spiritual practice. For me, my spiritual practices include praying, working on my intuitive connection, serving God, being of service to others, working on self-love, self-compassion, self-healing, using the law of attraction, using creative tools like vision boards and vision journals, connecting with my higher self, creating rituals, learning how to hold space for myself, and doing deep childhood wounding healing work to help myself heal and grow.

This type of integrative healing work, along with lots of nutritional support, supplements, layered with homeopathy, acupuncture, massage work, body work, and energy work, is how I have long managed my SVT.

If you are reading this, you are probably interested in taking a similiar look at why you have SVT from an integrative approach. I hope that these suggestions inspire you to explore the layers that may be calling for healing, and to understand that no matter how you choose to treat your SVT, taking an integrative root cause approach can only serve to elevate your health in every way.

. Thank you for being here and for taking the time to read this!

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