: Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) is a common disease in orthopedics. Surgery is shown to provide significant faster relief of pain compared to conservative therapy. However, due to the influence of surgical trauma, anesthesia and other perioperative stress factors, patients may have complications. Among them, postoperative fatigue syndrome (POFS) is a common complication. Traditional Chinese medicine or integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine have been proved to be effective in improving postoperative fatigue.
: This study is a randomized controlled trial. One hundred eighty Chinese patients with POFS of LDH will be randomly divided into control group, experimental group 1, experimental group 2 and experimental group 3 according to the ratio of 1:1:1:1. The patients in the control group will be treated with conventional treatment after operation, the patients in the experimental group 1 will be treated with acupoint massage, the patients in the experimental group 2 will be treated with relaxation therapy, and the patients in the experimental group 3 will be treated with acupoint massage combined with relaxation therapy. The whole treatment will last for 5 days. The main outcome measures will be fatigue visual analogue scale and identity-consequence fatigue scale, and the secondary outcome measures will be hospital anxiety and depression scale.
: This study is to observe the effects of acupoint massage comblined with relaxation therapy on reducing postoperative fatigue of lumbar disc herniation surgical patients.
: Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (http://www.chictr.org.cn/edit.aspx?pid=123978&htm=4), No. ChiCTR2100044788. Registered on March 27, 2021.

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