Throughout his entire life, David Dardashti has put education and entrepreneurship at the heart of everything he does. David has an immense passion for life and for helping others achieve their own true potential. This passion has changed the direction of David’s life many times, landing him fulfilled in his current role, healing others at the Impulse Center in Mexico which he founded nearly 12 years ago.
David’s insatiable curiosity has provided a unique path for him at every step of his life. At the young age of 12, he left his hometown, through the consent of his parents. He studied in an agricultural school, working from 5 o’clock in the morning until noon and then going to school until 8 o’clock at night. Throughout this time, his love of nature and curiosity for science would grow as he combined spirituality and science through nature.
David was born in Iran. His father, a well-known singer, was a very close friend of the Shah of Iran. The political change would cause David and his family to move to Israel where he would attend agricultural school. Here, he learned and worked at the same time, developing his deep curiosity for the natural and scientific world.
Through his observations, David started to develop a tremendous love for science. In the world of animals, he felt a deep connection to Mother Nature’s symbiotic processes. This planted a seed of spirituality that David would continue to foster in the years to come, immersing himself in the study of Talmud and Kabbala.
David attended grade school and high school in Israel and the US, graduating from Jamaica High School, NY. Upon his graduation, David would spend 3 years in the Israeli army. During his time of service, he was subjected to immense trauma as most military veterans are. Although he would not let this stop him, it plays a key role in his later (and current) path of healing others.
As a young adult, David moved to the United States to study music at Florida Atlantic University. His musical talent would continue to play a role in his everyday activities later in life. Even today, at the Ibogaine Clinic, that David Dardashti founded, the music that is played for patients during their ibogaine treatment is a compilation that David himself put together specifically for the treatment.
For many years David has continued to focus on education. A theologian, both in spirit and in-kind, David continues to learn through the Talmud and the Kabala. His studies deeply center around the human psyche both conscious and subconscious. He studied the approach of philosophy and medicine by ancient Greek philosophers and physicians like Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato. Much of David’s influence in research, healing, and medicine is based on his deep understanding of the 12-century Scholar, Physician, and philosopher Maimonides’ approach to spirituality and medicine.
This too plays a role in his current, long-time passion to heal others. David’s theology background and continued education afford him the ability to provide clarity and true meaning behind the spiritual component of the ibogaine treatment he provides to his clients today. This approach to medicine involves understanding the anatomy of the human body and the source of the illness.
Personal research and a passion for helping others overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol and live a life free from the burdens of various diseases and illnesses are guiding factors in David’s life. This approach didn’t come to him so easily.
David understands the individuals he treats so well because he was once addicted to opiates himself through prescribed medication. In 1998 Ibogaine was not yet known. David was forced to take the approach of quitting opiates (cold turkey). This led him to a year of total misery, suffering from withdrawal, cravings, and severe depression in order to become totally sober.
This amazing entrepreneur would graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Music from Florida Atlantic University. He would later go on to found and operate a major commercial real estate company in the United States. As a real estate developer developing major shopping centers, office buildings, and hotels, David would meet many people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, he would also find himself suffering from migraine headaches that made it difficult for him to perform his everyday routines related to his business.
To treat the migraines, which were likely the result of executive burnout, David was prescribed an opiate. The powerful painkiller helped for a short time, but quickly became an addiction that caused great shame, guilt, and depression for David. Although he was still operating a very successful commercial real estate development business, David was suffering deeply from his addiction to opiates and desperately needed to find a treatment option that worked.
David truly loves helping others and his passion for ibogaine is very much related to his passion to heal and help others find wellness. The Ibogaine Clinic has focused largely on addiction, depression, and PTSD treatment for many years, but the healing powers of ibogaine and David’s candid nature allow for a treatment experience like nowhere else. David’s ongoing research extends into the use of ibogaine in the treatment of the following conditions:
David would like to help anyone else and encourage others to spread the word to help others to experience this miracle substance. Perception and healing through the subconscious by triggering one’s own body, the greatest source, past present, and future to heal itself is truly miraculous.